Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Biblical cycles
Manuscripts Bible moralisée Oxford-Paris-London copy Proverbia
Old Testament
Exodus The Israelites in the Desert Jethro counsels Moses to appoint judges (Exod. 18:13-23)
3 Kings (A.V. I Kings) The Queen of Saba (3 Kings 10) The Queen of Saba talks to Solomon (3 Kings 10:2-3 and 6-9)Queen enthroned besides Solomon, not black
Proverbs Solomon teaching a boy
Proverbs Paternal admonition against doing evil (Prov. 1:1-19) Prov. 1:5: Audiens sapiens sapientior erit, et intelligens gubernacula possidebit (A wise man shall hear and shall be wiser: and he that understandeth, shall possess governments)
Proverbs Paternal admonition against doing evil (Prov. 1:1-19) Prov. 1:7: Timor Domini principium sapientiae; sapientiam atque doctrinam stulti despiciunt (The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction)
Proverbs Paternal admonition against doing evil (Prov. 1:1-19) Prov. 1:8 Audi, fili mi, disciplinam patris tui, et ne dimittas legem matris tuae (Hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother)
Life of Christ
Ministry TeachingChrist and the Doctors (no specific scene)
Further details
1. Introduction: Solomon teaching a boy; 2. Audiens sapientior erit (hence the Queen of Saba visited Salomon, and Moses listened to Jethro); 3. Timor Domini initium sapientiae (the fools rejecting wisdoms likened to the Doctors of the Law); 4. Audi filie disciplinam patris tui
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
circa 1233
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → lat. 11560, fol. 40r
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 264
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