Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Flora and Fauna
Animals CyclesBestiariesCambridge, Sidney Sussex College, MS 100 (Paris, c1230-1250)
BirdsDove
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Noah The Flood (Gen. 6:1-9:17)Dove alone
Psalms Psalms 1-50 (Vulg.), 1-51 (AV) Psalm 44 (Vulg.), 45 (AV): Eructavit cor meum
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 ...)
Holy Spirit
As a dove
Further details
The first dove is the only dove of Christ and the grace of the Holy Ghost, the second is 'amicta varietatibus' (Ps. 44:15), the dove of David, and stands for the Church, the third is 'nigra sed formosa' (Cant. 1:4), the dove of Noe, and stands for tribulation
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
circa 1230 - 1250
LOCATION
Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College → 100, fol. 2v
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Cambridge Collections - Photo: Warburg Institute
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of Master and Fellows of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Contact
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