Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Biblical cycles
Manuscripts Bible moralisée Oxford-Paris-London copy Cantica canticorum
Old Testament
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 1:1-2a: Sponsa: Osculetur me osculo oris sui, quia meliora sunt ubera tua vino (Bride: Let him kiss me with the kiss of his mouth, for thy breasts are better than wine) First part of verse: Osculetur me osculo oris sui (Let him kiss me with the kiss of his mouth)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 1:1-2a: Sponsa: Osculetur me osculo oris sui, quia meliora sunt ubera tua vino (Bride: Let him kiss me with the kiss of his mouth, for thy breasts are better than wine) Second part of verse and beginning of verse 2: Quia meliora sunt ubera tua vino, fragrantia unguentis optimis (For thy breasts are better than wine, smelling sweet of the best ointments)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 1:2b: Sponsa: Oleum effusum nomen tuum, ideo adolescentulae dilexerunt te (Bride: Thy name is as oil poured out, therefore young maidens have loved thee) Second part of verse: Oleum effuusum nomen tuum (Thy name is as oil poured out)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 1:2b: Sponsa: Oleum effusum nomen tuum, ideo adolescentulae dilexerunt te (Bride: Thy name is as oil poured out, therefore young maidens have loved thee) Third part of verse: Ideo adolescentulae dilexerunt te (Therefore young maidens have loved thee)
Catechism (Creed, Pater noster, Sacraments, Works of Mercy etc)
7 Sacraments Baptism Scene of Baptism
The Church
Ecclesiastical Allegory Church and Synagogue Prophets and Baptism
Further details
1. Osculetur me; 2. Meliora sunt ubera ... unguentis optimis (moralisation: New Testament is better than the Old Testament); 3. Oleum effusum; 4. Ideo adolescentulae dilexerunt
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
circa 1233
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → lat. 11560, fol. 66r
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 290
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