examples of medieval iconography

On the third line are the names iasp[er] (a reference to Casper) melthior and bathazar (probably Balthazar), the three wise men, followed by invocations to archangels, followed by crosses and more names, including the following interesting passage: + elizabeth peperit Ioh[ann]em + Anna peperit Maria[m] + bra’ maria virgo peperit ihu’ (Jesus) Salvatore’ mu[n]di…. This makes it difficult to know whether the lines that look like escarpments in the VMS are natural or manmade. This information comes from De Laurence’s 1916 Lesser Key of Solomon, which is translated from manuscripts in the British Museum. The same is true for Stages of Life. Silver, gold, and other metals, along with desirable stones such as gemstones, granite, and marble, were so heavily mined that entire mountains were sometimes reduced to foothills. Be sure to circle your programs for two exciting sessions on current topics in iconography, a roundtable and a workshop, co-organized by Maria Alessia Rossi and Jessica Savage of the Index of Medieval Art. Sometimes just owning one of these books could get you imprisoned: Instead of a figure, sometimes the words or letters for alpha and omega are written in the inner circle. in that both image and text suggest the speaking and offending capabilities of Translated, this Remember the reduction charms I mentioned at the beginning? 3), and to the conclusion that the inscription But the creature on the left seems rather carefully drawn, and there’s no difficulty in recognizing the boar. It depicts a striking bust of a figure with shorn hair, dressed in a Letters in this palindromic square can be picked out to generate the words ARAPS IASPER SCRIPT. The pattern includes av, aiv, aiiv, and aiiiv and may be preceded by numerous different glyphs: The oiv patterns are similar. Which makes me wonder whether we should be looking at VMS aiiv in a different way. With regard to this Vulgate Psalm 44, Augustine comments, What likeness, my brethren, what likeness, I ask, has the “tongue” of God with a transcriber’s pen? In the Index database, ivory Glyptics, which were often worn as jewelry Other database filters will discover results illustrating February in different media, such as a man warming himself in the quatrefoil stone relief sculpture on the west façade of Amiens Cathedral. Creating these inventories has been an The buildings on the left look like houses and possibly a tower with finials. or incorporated into ecclesiastical objects, are recorded in the Index primarily Glyptics such Historians have noted the rarity of gold glass, as well as its costly, specialized method of production. He is most often depicted as a richly garmented king, often with his role as the psalmist suggested by his signature harp and crown. collections features as its first entry an example also catalogued by the Icon, in Eastern Christian tradition, a representation of sacred personages or events in mural painting, mosaic, or wood. The Cocharelli family previously of Provençe and Acre settled in Genoa and created a beautiful 14th-century codex for their children. This figure rises to more three quarters when we add individual figures of Christ or the Virgin Mary. They are usually on the ones with big bellies or the thinner ones that follow soon after the big bellies. 4). During the process, narrow terraces were often formed. 2). Articles. Some were simple caps, to protect the ends of the scroll. These are from Monreale in Sicily from the late 12th century. When I came across the incantation “Agios Agios Agios” in a medieval manuscript, I recognized it because it is commonly written on Greek icons with images of saints, Jesus, and God (like the Arabs, the Greeks frequently exploited the calligraphic characteristics of letter shapes and intertwined them like monograms). Where a charm word is broken down into smaller and smaller bits? The idea of animals relating to the ages of man is reflected in a classical Greek poem by Babrius: Horse, bull, and dog appear freezing before the house of man. Getting back to portal gate designs… the Helpoort gate in the Netherlands is a 13th-century entrance portal with an arched entrance, two round towers, and an asymmetric cone-shaped roof. The inner band also begins with “ab” if you flip it around, followed by numbers and a mixture of Greek and Latin letters. This is from the Romance of Alexander, from c. 1400, with participants in a feast being served food and drink from fancy containers: This elaborate lidded container is from a medieval book of medicine: The VMS containers don’t appear to be studded with gems, and they probably don’t have filigree. The investigation of David’s “emoji” highlights how researchers can look for specific iconographic motifs in the Index by combining keyword searches in the description field and filtering with controlled headings in Advanced Search options. The following shield charm begins with “ab” in the upper left, followed by what appear to be mostly abbreviations in the outer band. In medieval texts, padding can occur within a line or at the end of a line and padding sometimes shares shapes with regular letters, especially the letters a and v. The aiiiv patterns might not be padding patterns, maybe they are word endings, modifiers, or conjunctions. Also, the Luttrell drawing isn’t fully spoon-shaped—it’s closer to the spade-like platypus bill. Some have suggested the VMS containers are microscopes, or telescopes. Arundel 157 has page after page of charming examples, each one a little different: Sometimes a simple repetitive pattern was used, with space between each iteration: Sometimes the repeating pattern was shaped like a letter: When the letters were close together, they became visually similar to a decorative pattern. For example, in the 2016 blog, I posted an unspun cycle from 70v (green Aries, which is on the same foldout as Pisces) that focuses on female nymphs and their journey through womanhood. theory a step further, I repeated the keyword search for “mouth” and refined Astrological mansions (affairs of man) are combined with zodiac symbols in the following example by Erhard Schön. The image further includes references to celestial beings and signs of the zodiac: Notice also, in the above image, the inverted T-in-O, a cosmological variant of the T-in-O that is so common in map-related writings. Ancient myths might actually be a codification of this kind of event, with “gods” as personifications of the heavens. In the 17th century, Reims was drawn with two saddleback portal gates flanked by a pair of round towers with cone roofs. Morgan MS M.126 (England, c. 1470) is a series of tales that includes the story of Philomela on folio 125v. The five panelists briefly presented on the ways in which they incorporated iconography into their teaching, research, and curatorial work. location at the time of publication. In this example, wavy red lines extend the text: The padding Morgan B.25 is equally simple but rises higher from the baseline: Sometimes padding was more decorative, using repetitive patterns or small drawings of animals or birds. Here is an example with names of angels (and other sacred personages). Besides the three “teats” (see f77v), this hybrid creature has a star on its crown rather than the usual Christian cross. 4). The result was a lively dialogue about how digital approaches can make medieval iconographic study more accessible to a diverse, global audience. [3] The Index. Its vision of greater accessibility through complete This example from a 15th-century manuscript (Clm 849) is circular, with a central star, five divisions, and a sword at the apex representing east (east was commonly shown as “up” in medieval maps and many magical diagrams). Thus, I became suspicious that magic squares might have been used to generate a subset of charm words that are harder to fathom, and then I found this…. of Gothic seals intended for both religious and secular officialdom brought The oiv sequences are in line-position 1 about twice as often as aiv sequences: Here is an example of these tendencies in VMS folio 28v: Could the “aiiv” group be a substitute for line-end padding and stretched-out letters? the with researchers who use it. I saw one pattern that included the phrase ARAPS IASPER SCRIPT, which immediately reminded me of the famous SATOR/ROTAS square. To take this But the pattern has an affinity for the ends of tokens and the latter parts of lines and its cousin oiv has a stronger affinity for the beginnings of lines, a pattern that deserves some attention. Wherever you may be this term—whether you feel like a monk in a cell or a monkey with an inkpot—we hope that you are well and looking forward to your study, surrounded by the tools of your scholarship. [2] O. It looks like ahia, but the “i” is oddly written and the last stroke of the h is oddly abrupt and slightly truncated. the updated Index database to explore how David’s pose and the purposeful indication The echidna’s bill gets longer in proportion to its body as it grows, however, so it looks less like the Luttrell drawing as it matures. [4] The Index records the iconography in question as Theodore Tyro or Theodore the General, Slaying Dragon. © Copyright October 2020 J.K. Petersen, All Rights Reserved. In the following example, the paragraph-end has been padded with a simple pattern in alternating colors: In this example, a more decorative line was added to fill out the last line: Sometimes the last line would be padded with a stretched-out version of the word “AMEN”. Ancient Egyptians mastered the integration of anatomical knowledge and mythological stories into artistic symbols and figures. I was wondering why shield charms were common in Latin manuscripts and I’m not sure of the specific reason, but in Hebrew and Arabic exemplars, triangles are very common, so perhaps this is an adaptation of the triangle: I noticed “ab” was frequently at the beginning of charm words and thought it might trace back to the biblical Abraham, but there’s another possibility… perhaps “ab-” is popular in charm words because it roughly represents the first two letters of the alphabet (Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Latin). Working in a modern study space, many of these similar tools are within my reach: pens, scissors, a pencil cup, and plenty of Post-it Notes containing my jotted reminders—arguably legible! On the same day, the Guelf and Ghibelline exiles entered Genoa, apparently without great losses…. For advice on your own research topic and forming search strategies using the Index database, send us a Research Inquiry. In classical mythology it was held that Jupiter drove Saturn away from his celestial throne. is, the tool used to make the impression) and “Seal Impression” (that is, an See the Art & Architecture Thesaurus® Online, https://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/aat/. It is interesting that the walled city or castle at the top of the VMS folio was drawn with more Ghibelline merlons on the front than there on the back (similar to the Cocharelli depiction). A similar style of portal can be seen in the Berner Chronik (Burgerbibliothek Mss.h.h.I.1), created between 1478 and 1483. It’s possible the lines on the belly of the nymphs in this sequence represent stretch marks. Below is an example of an uncut sheet of playing cards from the Lower Rhine, created about 1470. Konstantina Karterouli, postdoctoral fellow and graduate of Harvard University, presented an Artificial Intelligence (AI) project that the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection is developing with the goal of teaching computers to recognize the different architectural elements of a medieval building. Or… perhaps it is in the section with the small plant drawings…. : Specific angels were said to be associated with each hour of the day or night, with the archangel Michael presiding over the first hour of the day (the time when many rites were instructed to begin). If the text on 116v is a medical charm, then Ahijah/Ahia/Ahiya would be an appropriate name, as Ahia the Shilonite was called upon in the Bible to be an intermediary between mortals and God in much the same way as Mary is asked to intercede on behalf of mortals in distress. To the medieval mind, perhaps they carry some of the “power” that comes from a palindromic square. Variations of the eye motif were especially popular in the millenium leading up to the Current Era and, in a specific form, came to embody other concepts as well. Representations of the planets are found in the artistic traditions of many cultures in which astronomy was an important science, including the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Hellenistic, Indian, Byzantine, Islamic, and Chinese spheres. speech, but without his tongue sticking out. Some of the most ornate metal chalices of the 1450s were created in Hungary, but most of them did not include glass. The animals filled with gratitude towards the man give up part of their years in return for his hospitality. categories in the Index archive, filling only one drawer with a little more pal. comprising in situ works of monumental art, such as “Mosaic” and “Fresco”—will The feast’s name in English derived from “Michael’s Mass” and is traditionally observed in some Western churches on the 29th of September. Psalter, attributed to the Master of the Ingeborg Psalter, in the J. A starting point could be the implementation of cross-discoverable databases, shared standardized vocabularies, and the use of platforms like Biblissima, a digital library and widely interoperable data cluster designed to gather and give access to the main iconographic and textual databases. The Porta Soprana of Genoa, built in the 11th 12th century, is similar to the north-facing portal in Cairo, although not quite as massive. Abracula appears abbreviated as Abrac in Abrac Abeor Abere in Peter of Abano’s Heptameron. In addition, if we consider historical references, we can glimpse a family [the Cocharellis] gravitating towards the Ghibelline party, the Doria and the Aragoneses. The wealth of iconographic information in the “Wax” files—indeed 108–109. U. dall’Olmo, in the Journal for the History of Astronomy, 1978, Vol. I’ve posted several blogs on charms, talismans, and amulets. It shows the busts of a married couple inscribed above with the name Gregori Swivel guns were bigger (15th c German, courtesy of Lennart Viebahn): Seige guns were much bigger. The concept of the Ages of Man still retained some classical ideas, but focused more and more on the individual’s journey through time. Neverov and A. Durandin, Antique Other favored The figure is sideways, thus making it less noticeably humanoid. century-old archive of medieval art. lack of an art-historical background, I found myself entranced by the system of This led me to a historiated initial in the twelfth century English manuscript of the Saint Albans Psalter and to another layer of iconographic context. “Medieval Iconography.” Ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages. This example from a 15th-century manuscript (Clm 849) is circular, with a central star, five divisions, and a sword at the apex representing east (east was commonly shown as “up” in medieval maps and many magical diagrams). George Shaw, who produced the first description of the animal in the Naturalist’s Miscellany in 1799 stated that it was impossible not to entertain doubts as to its genuine nature, and Robert Knox believed it may have been produced by some Asian taxidermist. search options, filters, and browse tools to research iconographic subjects. So much so, he could afford to lend money to the emperor himself. August 15, 2019 by The fact that they occur in the same parts of tokens, but in different parts of the line, is revealing. Manuscript” is by far the largest medium category in the Index, filling fifty-six In this case, it’s possible the “ab” on the top-left is abracula or abracadabra as these words appear often in charms (especially shield charms): Western charms have much in common with ancient Mediterranean, Arabic, and Indic charms, many of which have been transmitted through manuscripts created by Jewish and Greek scribes. September 30, 2019 by See especially pp. Sometimes the square is omitted to show just the letters, as in the following incantation to influence friends in The Clavicle of Solomon, MS Sloane 3847. In some of the earliest examples, planets were depicted as crowned figures, triumphant generals, or wearing laurels, rayed headpieces or wings; such types appear on Roman coins and as bust-length personifications in illustrated poems known as carmina figurata. This Viennese painting of the presentation of Jesus to the Three Wise Men (below) probably depicts containers that were a little more ornate than most of the containers one would find in real life in the 1460s: Fancy chalices are often included in illustrations of the Eucharist or Three Wise Men. In this Udjat, from around the same time period as the one above, the wing and feet of the raptor replace the lion, and are combined with a single serpent, which may represent Seth: The Eye symbology may predate the Egyptians, but this is murky history that I know very little about, so I will restrict my comments to Egyptian interpretation of this symbol. We will also continue to refine the database by building and improving work of art location authorities, further developing Index subject classifications that improve thematic browsing, and implementing the new hierarchical browse tool for researching the placement of medieval iconography within structures. The dogs are not drawn separately, but included as a mnemonic in the leaves. romances. The major collections represented in this read. in the Subject Browse with Psalm 38, I used the Index database to browse through the numbered psalms But Agios, Agios, Agios (used in priestly invocations) is itself an abbreviation. Mandrake is one of the best-known plants in medieval herbals. Unfortunately, when islands are colonized by new species (including humans), flightless birds are often the first to be eaten. Paris. Many have seen the Eye of Horus (or the Eye of Ra) as a decorative motif in jewelry. There are a few examples of chalices and urns carved from ivory or which use an ostrich egg for the central container, but most of them are later than the 15th century. Could this unexpectedly violent interaction be a symbol for a solar eclipse? In the VMS, there is also a long wall on one of the sections connecting two rosettes, but I wouldn’t describe this as a garden wall, it looks more like a long city or castle wall: Since the events surrounding King Pillip in the Cocharelli codex took place in France, it is not likely that the merlons in these illustrations are literal, but since Philip IV was ardently against the power of the papacy and open to allegiances with the HRE, and the illustrators were Italian, it may have been their way of diagraming his political leanings: The VMS is also known for its elaborate containers in the small-plants section and the container-like “towers” on the rosettes folio. Some have smooth leaf margins, others are serrate. In the language of the Index, that’s Michael the Archangel, Transfixing Dragon. The root is roughly humanoid, and medieval entrepreneurs sometimes carved it to make it more overtly human. This drawing is in the 14th-century Luttrell Psalter. as the Stamp of Ely Priory, dated to about 1240–1260 (Fig. The nymphs have variously been interpreted as star charts, parts of a calendar, and numerous other ideas (I have other ideas too, but the one I prefer for this specific wheel is stages of life). In 1310 and 1314, King Philip had many of them burned at the stake. The inner circle includes the seven “planets” that are present in many medieval cosmological drawings, surrounded by twelve zodiac figures, further surrounded by twelve mansions in the outer circle. Another interesting To fully appreciate charms, it helps to know a few abbreviations…. I repeated the keyword search for “tongue” and set the Subject Filter to David. The potential for interoperable platforms to enhance the research experience could answer new expectations with new possibilities. Franciscan John of Wales (d. 1285), for example, wrote a preaching treatise called These fallen angels were said by some to be fallen stars. Above all, we will remain available to support researchers at all levels in their use of the online Index database. Parisian Bible in the Morgan Library dated to the first quarter of the One such fifteenth-century Book of Hours from Paris or Flanders contains a February calendar page with two square miniatures of equal size in the lower margin. The skeleton itself refers to death, wills, and testaments. See especially the classic Warburgian study by Raymond Klibansky, Erwin Panofsky, and Fritz Saxl, Saturn and Melancholy: Studies in the History of Natural Philosophy, Religion, and Art (London: Nelson, 1964). As I have mentioned in previous blogs… the meeting place between terrestrial and cosmological realms. Are there stages-of-life drawings with astrological connections? trimmed tunic, and with a distinctive crescent shape on their forehead. Accessed 22 February 2019. https://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/bi/ted_hildebrandt/otesources/19-psalms/text/books/augustine-psalms/augustine-psalms.pdf. cards for gem objects record the Gnostic figure Abrasax (Fig. Subjects and Symbols in Art. Postscript 28 March 2020: I wanted to add this depiction of the Stages of Life because it’s a bit unusual. Regardless of whether the containers are real or conceptual, they aren’t necessarily all made of the same materials. It was the word oladabas on the second line and the repetition of six, morix, marix on the third line of VMS 116v that started me on this journey. There are some earlier drawings of “comets”, however, and since the word “comet” was used rather imprecisely at the time, maybe some of these sitings were meteorites. Intaglios in the Hermitage Collection (Leningrad: Aurora Art Publishers, Saddlebacks were common in Bohemia/Bavaria, Alsace, and parts of eastern France in the Middle Ages. Sometimes they are included in travelogues and novels. There are also some interesting containers on Cocharelli folio f7v in a fragment that has been completely cut away from the text: In contrast, the illustration of the Siege of Acre (Museo del Bargello), in which the Crusaders lost Acre, a city on the Levantine coast, Ghibelline merlons are not included except on a single portal in the lower center part of the city: (Note, there is some dispute about this being Acre. Even the tower of Hercules transitions from square to octagonal to rounded as one reaches the top. Radiant Ivories for Both Secular and Religious Narratives, With nearly forty-seven hundred cards recorded in the Cabinet des Médailles in The other shows the usual zodiac sign, Pisces, as a pair of fish lying head to tail with a line connecting them by their mouths. As is common for all twelve labors of the months, iconographic variants occur among these images, and monthly tasks are not fixed. See more ideas about medieval art, medieval, art. In the database, the subject heading Virgin Mary and Christ Child, Suckling Type is attached to over 290 Work of Art records. inventory also revealed that there were nearly thirty examples of incised $95.00 cloth. A better possibility is f25v, but the root is not humanoid, the leaves are not ruffled or serrate, and they have been carefully drawn with parallel veins, more similar to Plantago or Dracaena. The Autumn 2020 issue of Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture (Kenyon College) is out now. During the reign of Emperor Rudolph II, it housed some of the alchemists. Maybe they represent various outflows of alchemical heating and condensing processes: In other words, instead of earth, water, air, and fire (except in the metaphorical sense in which most alchemical processes were expressed at the time), this might be heat, exhaust, and either two instances of condensation, or possibly one instance of boiling and the other of condensation, since two of the VMS outflows are very similar but not exactly the same. The Index. 5). The drawings are very tiny but still recognizable. in gems or precious stones such as jasper, agate, carnelian, and amethyst. Here we see Arcas about to shoot Callisto, who Juno had transformed into a bear. Here, the initial E for Erucatavit, beginning Vulgate Psalm 44, encloses a seated and crowned David, who raises a pen in his right hand and with his left index finger points to his extended tongue (Fig. 5). Stay with me, as the topic takes a twist I promise you won’t see coming. 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