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Manuscripts Bible moralisée Oxford-Paris-London copy Cantica canticorum
Old Testament
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 7:1: Sponsa: Quid videbis in Sulamite nisi choros castrorum; Chorus: Quam pulchri sunt gressus tui ... (Bride: What shalt thou seein the Sulamitess ... Choir: How beautiful are thy steps ... First part of the verse: Sponsa: Quid videbis in Sulamite nisi choros castrorum (What shalt thou see in the Sulamitess but the companies of camps)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 7:1: Sponsa: Quid videbis in Sulamite nisi choros castrorum; Chorus: Quam pulchri sunt gressus tui ... (Bride: What shalt thou seein the Sulamitess ... Choir: How beautiful are thy steps ... Second part of verse: Chorus: Quam pulchri sunt gressus tui in calceamentis, filia principis (Choir: How beautiful are thy steps in shoes, O prince's daughter)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 7:1: Sponsa: Quid videbis in Sulamite nisi choros castrorum; Chorus: Quam pulchri sunt gressus tui ... (Bride: What shalt thou seein the Sulamitess ... Choir: How beautiful are thy steps ... Third part of verse: Chorus: Juncturae femorum tuorum sicut monilia quae fabricata sunt manu artificis (Choir: The joints of thy thighs are like jewels that are made by .. a skillful workman)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 7:2: Chorus: Umbilicus tuus crater tornatilis ... Venter tuus sicut acervus tritici ... (Choir: Thy navel is like a round bowl ... Thy belly is like a heap of wheat ...) First part of verse: Umbilicus tuus crater tornatilis, numquam indigens poculis (Thy navel is like a round bowl never wanting cups)
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Further details
1. Quid videbis in Sulamite (moralisation: Exaltation of Church); 2. Quam pulchri sunt gressus (moralisation: penance versus seduction); 3. Iuncturae femorum tuorum (moralisation: preaching and baptism); 4. Umbilicus tuus (moralisation: navel means vessel to strengthen us to enlighten others)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
circa 1233
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → lat. 11560, fol. 87v
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 311
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