Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Life of Christ
After the Passion Ascension Christ's feet onlyWith all or most Apostles (often including Mary)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesEnamelKlosterneuburg AltarpieceSection 14: Ascension
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Psalms 1-50 Psalm 46:6: Ascendit Deus in jubilo, et Dominus in voce tubaeProphecy for the Ascension
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Joel Joel 2:29: Super servos meos et ancillas in diebus illis effundam spiritum meum (cf. 2:28)Prophecy for Pentecost
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Ascension of Christ with Gen. 5:24: Ascension of Enoch (BP)Miscellaneous
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Ascension of Christ with 4 Kings 2:11-12: Assumption of Elias (BP, SHS)Miscellaneous
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Ascension of Christ with Psalm 46:6: Ascendit deus in jubilo
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Pentecost with Joel 2:29: Super servos meos et ancillas in diebus illis effundam spiritum meum (cf. 2:28)
Further details
Titulus: Ascensio Domini. Terrena Natvra Petit Ethera Non Moritvra; at the left David with Psalm 46:6 (Ascendit Deus in jubilo), at the right Joel with Joel 2:28 or 29 (Effundam spiritum meum), referring to Pentecost on the following plaque
ARTIST/CREATOR
Nicholas of Verdun (active 1181-1205)
DATE
1181
LOCATION
Klosterneuburg, Stiftsmuseum
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Karl Drexler and Thomas Strommer, Der Verduner Altar. Ein Emailwerk des XII. Jahrhunderts im Stifte Klosterneuburg bei Wien, Vienna 1903, pl. 41
Contact
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