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  • Record Number: 8527
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Breeze , Andrew.
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  • Title: Two Bardic Themes: The Trinity in the Blessed Virgin's Womb, and the Rain of Folly [The author explores the theme of the Trinity in the Virgin's womb, beginning with the Irish poet Donnchadh Mór Ó Dálaigh. Breeze traces the theme in Welsh, English, and Continental verse as well as in sculptures known as "vierges ouvrantes." These statues of the Virgin and child open to reveal another scene inside, sometimes the Trinity in her womb as discussed here, but also other motifs including the Joys of the Virgin or her Sorrows. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Celtica 22, ( 1991): Pages 1 - 15.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Donnchadh Mor O Dalaigh, Poet - Buime Trir Mathair Mhic De Ireland Irish Literature Literature- Verse Mary, Virgin, Saint in Art Mary, Virgin, Saint in Literature Theology Trinity Vierges Ouvrantes, Statues of the Virgin which Open to Reveal a Scene Insid
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: Two figures. Figure One Statue of the Virgin and Child known as the Virgin of Buiñondo (near Vergara, Guipúzcoa, Spain). Figure Two The Buiñondo statue with the Christ child removed, showing a representation of the Trinity within the Virgin's womb.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00691399
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