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RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Biblical cycles
Manuscripts Bible moralisée Oxford-Paris-London copy Cantica canticorum
Old Testament
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 5:13: Sponsa: Manus illius tornatiles aureae plenae hacinthis, Venter eius eburneus distinctus sapphiris (Bride: His hands are turned and as of gold ... His belly as of ivory ...) First part of verse: Manus illius tornatiles aureae plenae hyacinthis (His hands are turned and as of gold, full of hyacinths)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 5:13: Sponsa: Manus illius tornatiles aureae plenae hacinthis, Venter eius eburneus distinctus sapphiris (Bride: His hands are turned and as of gold ... His belly as of ivory ...) Second part of verse: Venter eius eburneus distinctus sapphiris (His belly as of ivory, set with sapphires)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 5:15: Sponsa: Cura illius columnae maromoreae ... Species eius ut Libani, electus ut cedri (Bride: His legs as pillars of marble ... His form as of Libanus ...) First part of verse: Crura illius columnae marmoreae quae fundatae sunt super bases aureas (His legs as pillars of marble that are set upon bases of gold)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 5:15: Sponsa: Cura illius columnae maromoreae ... Species eius ut Libani, electus ut cedri (Bride: His legs as pillars of marble ... His form as of Libanus ...) Second part of verse: Species eius ut Libani, electus ut cedri (His form as of Libanus, excellent as the cedars)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 5:16: Sponsa: Guttur illius suavissimum, et totus desiderabilis. Talis est dilectus meus ... (Bride: His throat is most sweet and he is all lovely, such is my beloved ...)
Life of Christ
Ministry TeachingChrist and the Samaritan Woman
Saints
Apostles Activities of the Apostles
Catechism (Creed, Pater noster, Sacraments, Works of Mercy etc)
7 Sacraments Baptism Scene of Baptism
SOCIAL LIFE
Professions and trades
Wood-workersTurning wood
Further details
1. Manus eius tornatiles (the image shows turning wood, moralisation: Christ's miracles); 2. Venter eius eburneus (the moralisation shows the Samaritan Woman, although this is not mentioned in the text); 3. Crura illius columnae (moralisation: Apostles); 4. Species eius ut Libani ... Guttur illius
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
circa 1233
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → lat. 11560, fol. 84r
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 308
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