Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Biblical cycles
Manuscripts Bible moralisée Oxford-Paris-London copy Cantica canticorum
Old Testament
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 1:11: Sponsa: Dum esset rex in accubito suo, nardus mea dedit odorem suum (Bride: While the king was at his repose, my spikenard sent forth the odour thereof)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 1:12: Sponsa: Fasciculus myrrae dilectus meus mihi, inter ubera mea commorabitur (Bride: A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me, he shall abide between my breasts)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Sponsa: Botrus cypri dilectus meus mihi in vineis Engaddi (A cluster of cypress my love is to me, in the vineyards of Engaddi)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 1:14: Sponsus: Ecce tu pulchra es, amica mea, ecce tu pulchra es, oculi tui columbarum (Bridegroom: Behold thou art fair, my beloved, behold thou art fair, thy eyes are as those of doves)
Life of Christ
Passion CrucifixionSingle crossWith Personifications
Passion Entombment Christ's body being anointed
Passion Dead ChristAdored by Ecclesia
After the Passion ResurrectionChrist standing in the tomb
Saints
ApostlesPeter Single figureWith cross (not upside-down)
ApostlesPaul Single figureFull Figure - Standing
Saints A - ZStephenSingle figure
Saints A - ZLawrence Single Figure
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Death
The soulSoul leaving the body and received by angel
Further details
1. Cum esset rex (moralisation: good deeds of the saints); 2. Fasciculus myrrhae (moralisation: memory of Christ's Passion); 3. Botrus cypri (moralisation: joy of Resurrection after Passion); 4. Ecce tu pulchra es (eternal glory for those who love and suffer under the world)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
circa 1233
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → lat. 11560, fol. 70r
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 294
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RELATIONS
Gallica (digitised version)
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