Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Biblical cycles
Manuscripts Bible moralisée Oxford-Paris-London copy Cantica canticorum
Old Testament
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 1:4: Sponsa: Nigra sum sed formosa, filiae Jerusalem, sicut tabernacula Cedar, sicut pelles Salomon (Bride: I am black but beautiful, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Cedar ...)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 1:5: Sponsa: Nolite me considerare quod fusca sim ... vineam meam non custodivi (Bride: Do not consider me that I am brown ... my vineyard I have not kept) First part of verse: Nolite me considerare quoniam fusca sim, quia decoloravit me sol (Do not consider me that I am brown, because the sun hath altered my colour)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 1:5: Sponsa: Nolite me considerare quod fusca sim ... vineam meam non custodivi (Bride: Do not consider me that I am brown ... my vineyard I have not kept) Second part of verse: Filii matris meae pugnaverunt contra me (The sons of my mother have fought against me)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 1:5: Sponsa: Nolite me considerare quod fusca sim ... vineam meam non custodivi (Bride: Do not consider me that I am brown ... my vineyard I have not kept) Third part of verse: Posuerunt me custodem in vineis, vineam meam non custodivi (They have made me the keeper in the vineyards, my vineyard I have not kept)
Saints
Saints A - ZStephenLifeStoning of St Stephen
Further details
1. Nigra sum sed formosa; 2. Nolite considerare (the moralisation compares the sunburns with temptations God sends His saints, the image shows the martyrdom of St Stephen); 3. Filii matris meae pugnaverunt (moralisation as Synagogue persecuting Christ); 4. Posuerunt me custodem
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
circa 1233
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → lat. 11560, fol. 68r
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 292
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RELATIONS
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