Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 12992
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Tkacz , Catherine Brown.
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  • Title: Susanna as a Type of Christ [the author argues that from late antiquity Susanna was widely understood as a type of Christ with Susanna in the garden as a type of Christ in Gethsemane and Susanna before Daniel as a type of Christ before Pilate; Appendix A lists forty-four works of art representing Susanna as a Christological type and Appendix B lists thirty-nine primary texts presenting Susanna as a Christological type].
  • Source: Studies in Iconography 20, ( 1999): Pages 101 - 153.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Iconography Illumination of Manuscripts Susanna (Biblical Figure) Susanna (Biblical Figure) in Art Theology Typology Women in Art Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 9- 10- 11- 12- 13- 14- 15- 16- 17
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  • Illustrations: Eleven Figures. Figure One Brescia Casket, circa 390 (Brescia, Monastero di Santa Giulia). Figure Two Brescia Casket, lid (Brescia, Monastero di Santa Giulia). Figure Three Brescia Casket, front (Brescia, Monastero di Santa Giulia). Figure Four Brescia Casket, back (Brescia, Monastero di Santa Giulia). Figure Five Tree Sarcophagus, 350-360 (Arles, Musée de l'Arles Antique). Figure Six Sarcophagus of the Chaste Susanna (Arles, Musée de l'Arles Antique). Figure Seven Incised glass cup, 350-423 (Paris, Musée du Louvre, MNC 919). Figure Eight Hezekiah and Susanna as types of Christ in Gethsemane, "Biblia pauperum," circa 1320, from Benediktbeuren (Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm. 4523, fol. 53r, lower half). Figure Nine Hezekiah and Susanna as types of Christ in Gethsemane, "Biblia Pauperum," 2nd half of the 14th c. (Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cgm. 20, fol. 11v, detail). Figure Ten Susanna and the Elders, Typological window, circa 1480, detail (Munich, Frauenkirche). Figure Eleven Susanna before the Judge, alabaster lectern carved by Cornelis Floris, 1570-1575, detail (Tournai Cathedral).
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 01481029
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