Iconography
HISTORY
Ancient
VespasianDestruction of the Jewish Temple
TitusDestruction of the Jewish temple
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Biblical cycles
Manuscripts Bible moralisée Oxford-Paris-London copy Cantica canticorum
Old Testament
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 8:5: Chorus: Quae est ista quae ascendit de deserto ... Sponsus: Sub arbore malo ... (Choir: Who is this that cometh up the desert ... Bridegroom: Under the apple tree ...) Second part of verse: Sponsus: Sub arbore malo suscitavi te; ibi corrupta est mater tua, ibi violata est ... (Bridegroom: Under the apple tree I raised thee up: threre thy mother was corrupted...)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 8:6: Sponsa: Pone me ut signaculum super cor tuum ... fortis est ut mors dilectio ... (Bride: Put me as a seal upon thy heart ... for love is as strong as death ...) First part of verse: Pone me ut signaculum super cor tuum, ut signaculum super brachium tuum (Put me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thy arm)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 8:6: Sponsa: Pone me ut signaculum super cor tuum ... fortis est ut mors dilectio ... (Bride: Put me as a seal upon thy heart ... for love is as strong as death ...) Fourth part of verse: lampades ejus lampades ignis atque flammarum (the lamps thereof (sc. of jealousy) are fire and flames)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 8:7: Sponsa: Aquae multae non potuerunt extinguere caritatem ... Si dederit homo omnem substantiam ... (Bride: Many waters cannot quench charity ... if a man should give all the substance..) First part of verse: Aquae multae non potuerunt extinguere caritatem, nec flumina obruent illam (Many waters cannot quench charity, neither can the floods drown it)
Life of Christ
Passion Flagellation One executioner
Saints
Groups of Saints Martyrs (male) Scenes of Martyrdom (not linked to an individual saint)
Further details
1. Sub arbore malo (moralisation: destruction of Synagogue by Vespasianus and Titus); 2. Pone me ut signaculum; 3. Lampades eius; 4. Aquae multae non poterunt (the moralisation refers to Rom 8:38 - nothing can separate man from God's love)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
circa 1233
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → lat. 11560, fol. 91v
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 315
Contact
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