Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8479
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Stanton , Anne Rudloff.
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  • Title: From Eve to Bathsheba and Beyond: Motherhood in the Queen Mary Psalter [discussion of the many strong mothers portrayed in the manuscript ; in the Old Testament preface there are illustrations of Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Rebecca, Rachel, Hannah, and Bathsheba; in the New Testament illustrations of the Psalms there are illustrations of the Virgin Mary and the mothers of such saints as Thomas Becket and Nicholas of Myra].
  • Source: Women and the Book: Assessing the Visual Evidence.  Edited by Lesley Smith and Jane H.M. Taylor.  British Library and University of Toronto Press, 1997.  Pages 172 - 189.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Bible- New Testament in Art Bible- Old Testament in Art Bible- Old Testament- Psalms in Art Iconography Illumination of Manuscripts Manuscripts Mothers in Art Psalters, Liturgical Books Queen Mary Psalter (Presented to Queen Mary Tud
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; London, British Library, MS Royal 2 B. vii. Made for an unknown patron between 1310 and 1320. Heavily illustrated in a delicate, courtly style.
  • Illustrations: Thirteen figures including Plates Six and Seven, all from the Queen Mary Psalter. Most of the figures illustrate the women discussed including Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Rebecca, Hannah, Bathsheba, and the mothers of Nicholas of Myra and Thomas Becket.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Missouri, Columbia
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802042163
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