Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8381
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Manion , Margaret M.
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  • Title: An Unusual Image of the Assumption in a Fourteenth-Century Dominican Choir-Book [within the initial the Virgin sits beside Christ, leaning on his shoulder and holding his hand; the author argues that the close, tender relationship depicted draws upon the "Song of Songs"; this image of the Assumption was soon displaced by the majestic
  • Source: The Art of the Book: Its Place in Medieval Worship.  Edited by Margaret M. Manion and Bernard J. Muir.  University of Exeter Press, 1998.  Pages 153 - 161.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Bible Exegesis- Song of Songs Iconography Illumination of Manuscripts Marino de Perugia, Artist- Dominican Choir Book- Historical Initial for the Office of the Feast of the Assumption Mary, Virgin, Saint- Assumption in Art Women in A
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript Illumination; Perugia, Biblioteca Comunale Augusta, MS 2785, fol. 91v. Historiated initial from an antiphonal made for the convent of S. Domenico in the city of Perugia between 1305 and 1315. Painted by the artist Marino da Perugia.
  • Illustrations: One Figure. Figure One (In Color) Assumption in an historiated initial. Antiphonal (Perugia, Biblioteca Comunale Augusta, MS 2785, fol. 91v).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Melbourne [Professor Emeritus]
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0859895661
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