Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Biblical cycles
Manuscripts Bible moralisée Oxford-Paris-London copy Cantica canticorum
Old Testament
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 4:13: Sponsus: Emissiones tuae paradisus malorum punicorum, cum pomorum fructibus, cypri cum nardo (Bridegroom: Thy plants are a paradise of pomegranates with the fruits of the orchard ...)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Sponsa: Surge aquilo et veni auster, perfla hortum meum, et fluant aromata illius (Bride: Arise, O north wind, and come, O south wind, blow through my garden and let the ... spices thereof flow)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 5:1: Sponsa: Veniat dilectus meus ... bibite et inebriamini, carissimi (Bride: Let my beloved come into his garden ... drink and be inebriated, my dearly beloved) First part of verse: Sponsa: Veniat dilectus meus in hortum suum et comedat fructum pomorum suorum (Bride: Let my beloved come into his garden and eat the fruit of his apple trees)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 5:1: Sponsa: Veniat dilectus meus ... bibite et inebriamini, carissimi (Bride: Let my beloved come into his garden ... drink and be inebriated, my dearly beloved) Second part of verse: Sponsus: Veni in hortum meum, soror mea, sponsa, messui myrrham meam cum aromatibus meis (Bridegroom: I am come into my garden ... I have gathered my myrrh with my ...spices)
The Soul
Soul carried up to heaven
Devils
Devils tempting the faithful
Further details
1. Emissiones tuae paradisus, 2. Surge aquilo et veni auster (moralisation: the two winds are the Devil sending temptations and the Holy Spirit granting resistance against temptations), 3. Veniat dilectus meus; 4. Veni in hortum (Moralisation: Christ 'harvests' the souls)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
circa 1233
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → lat. 11560, fol. 80r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Bible moralisée
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Alexandre, comte de Laborde, La Bible Moralisée Illustrée, vol. 2, Paris 1912, plate 304
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