Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3663
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Betcher , Gloria J.
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  • Title: A Tempting Theory: What Early Cornish Mermaid Images Reveal about the First Doctor's Analogy in "Passio Domini" [traditional representation of mermaids as temptresses in Cornish church bench-ends and wall paintings is reconciled with the play's use of the mermaid to symbolize the dual nature of Jesus Christ].
  • Source: Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 18, 2 (Spring 1996): Pages 65 - 76.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- General Cornwall Iconography Literature- Drama Mermaids Passio Domini Nostri Jhesu Christi, Cornish Play in the Cycle of the Ordinalia Women in Art Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15- 16
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  • Illustrations: Map of Cornwall showing locations of mermaids on bench-ends and in wall paintings. Possible sites of "Ordinalia" authorship and production are also noted.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Iowa State University
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10489401
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