Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3443
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Yoshikawa , Naoë Kukita.
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  • Title: Symbolic Grain and Symbolic Bread: Relationships Between the Ancient Grain Goddess and the Virgin Mary in the Late Middle Ages
  • Source: Magistra 3, 1 (Summer 1997): Pages 108 - 141.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Bread, Image of Grain Goddesses Mary, Virgin, Saint
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Six figures. Drawing of a miniature model oven with anthropomorphic features, Vinca, 5000-4500 B.C. Figure Two "Christ with Ear of Wheat and Grape Vine" from the studio of Friedrich Herlin, 1469 (Nordlingen, Stadtmuseum). Figure Three Drawing of the woodcut, "The Madonna of the Sheaves," circa 1450. Figure Four Drawing of the "Moralization of Leviticus 2:4" from a Bible Moralisée (Oxford, Bodleian, ms 270b, fol. 59r). The page equates Jews baking bread in an oven with an Annunciation scene in which Mary holds the baby Jesus. Figure Five Drawing of a scene from the Hours of the Rohan Master, circa 1425 (fol. 212). It is an annunciation scene in which the Virgin Mary leans on a baker's tray. Figure Six Painting of the mystical mill, circa 1440 (Ulm Museum).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Hokkaido University
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10797572
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