Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2997
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Lifshitz , Felice.
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  • Title: The Persistence of Late Antiquity: Christ as Man and Woman in an Eighth-Century Miniature [The author discusses a miniature in which she argues that Christ is portrayed twice, once as the crucified Jesus and beneath as a female blessing figure. Lifshitz connects this to an intellectual milieu in which aristocratic women in monastic double houses were used to having spiritual authority. Furthermore they had access to late antique sources with similar outlooks including the Priscillianist tractates and the "Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles." Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Medieval Feminist Forum 38, (Winter 2004): Pages 18 - 27.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Androgyny Apocryphal Literature Art History- Painting Femininity in Art Gender in Art Iconography Illumination of Manuscripts Jesus Christ in Art Monasticism Priscillianism, Heresy Scribes and Scriptoria Theology
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 4, 8
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; Würzburg, Universitätsbibliothek M.p.th.f 69. "Epistles of Paul," eighth century German-Insular codex. Associated with the scribe Abirhilt.
  • Illustrations: One figure. Crucifixion of Christ ; in the lower register a blessing figure stands in a boat accompanied by nine seated figures (Würzburg, Universitätsbibliothek M.p.th.f 69, fol. 7r).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Florida International University
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 15368742
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