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  • Record Number: 3876
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Morgan , Nigel.
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  • Title: Texts and Images of Marian Devotion in Thirteenth-Century England [Many lay practices focused on the Virgin Mary developed in the thirteenth century. They required a basic knowledge of Latin to read books of hours. Many of the most popular ideas, such as Mary the intercessor, were found in art. Much of thirteenth century Marian art from England has been lost; but illuminated manuscripts employ the most common motifs, including Mary pleading bare-breasted for sinful humanity. The Appendix presents Middle English language texts of Marian antiphons, hymns, and prayers of the Sarum Hours from an early fifteenth century manuscript of "The Prymer or Lay Folks' Prayer Book." Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: England in the Thirteenth Century: Proceedings of the 1989 Harlaxton Symposium.  Edited by W.M. OrmrodHarlaxton Medieval Studies.  Stamford Watkins , 1991.  Pages 69 - 103.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- General Devotional Practices Iconography Lay Piety Mary, Virgin, Saint in Art Mary, Virgin, Saint in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13
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  • Illustrations: Sixteen Figures. Figure One (5 in text) Statue of Virgin and Child from Dal (Oslo, Universitetets Oldsaksamling). Figure Two (6 in text) Manuscript illumination of Virgin and Child with tonsured donor, Coldingham Missal (London, British Library, MS Harley 4664, fol.125v). Figure Three (7 in text) Painted canopy of Virgin and Child from Hove (Bergen, Historisk Museum). Figure Four (8 in text) Manuscript illumination of the woman in the sun, Dyson Perrins Apocalypse (Malibu, J. Paul Getty Museum, MS Ludwig III 1, fol.19v). Figure Five (9 in text) Manuscript illumination of nursing Virgin and Child with nun donor, Amesbury Psalter (Oxford, All Souls College, Ms 6, fol. 4). Figure Six (10 in text) Statue of Virgin and Child (Bergen, Historisk Museum). Figure Seven (11 in text) Statue of Virgin and Child (Naverstad, Bohuslän, parish church). Figure Eight (12 in text) Manuscript illumination of Virgin and Child with angels, Psalter (London, British Library, Add. MS 28681, fol.190v). Figure Nine (13 in text) Manuscript illumination of Virgin and Child with tonsured donor, Missal of Henry of Chichester (Manchester, John Rylands Library, MS lat. 24, fol. 150). Figure Ten (14 in text) Manuscript illumination of nursing Virgin and Child, Psalter (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud lat.5, fol. 11). Figure Eleven (15 in text) Manuscript illumination of the Crucifixion with the Virgin, Mary Magdalene, and Saint John, Missal of Henry of Chichester (Manchester, John Rylands Library MS lat. 24, fol. 152). Figure Twelve (16 in text) Manuscript illumination of the Crucifixion, Bible of William of Devon (London, British Library, MS Royal 1.D.I, fol. 231v). Figure Thirteen (17 in text) Manuscript illumination of Theophilus praying to the Virgin and the Virgin interceding before Christ, Lambeth Apocalypse (London, Lambeth Palace MS209, fol. 46v). Figure Fourteen (18 in text) Manuscript illumination of the Last Judgement, Gulbenkian Apocalypse (Lisbon, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, MS L.A. 139, fol. 73v). Figure Fifteen (19 in text) Painting of the Last Judgement, Mappa Mundi (Hereford Cathedral). Figure Sixteen (20 in text) Painting of the Virgin interceding by baring her breasts, Mappa Mundi (Hereford Cathedral).
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  • Author's Affiliation: La Trobe University, Melbourne
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1871615305
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