Text only

Page 361 Commentary

Previous - translation & transcription - Next


Image © Hildesheim, St Godehard
Psalm: 143
Iconography: God leans out from heaven, smiting four cowering men with his rod. Darts of lightening, like arrows, descend on the people. Lord bow down your heavens and descend.. Flash lightening touch the mountains and they will smoke.. shoot out your arrows and you shall destroy them. The men, crouched in an energetic chorus line, have shaggy long hair, a sign of worldly vanity and pride. The men have replaced mountains as an allegory for pride.
Art:
Thread stitch:
Historical Relevance:
Quire: 20


Image © Hildesheim, St Godehard

 

Go to

Go to

A collaboration between History of Art and Historic Collections
University of Aberdeen - King's College - Aberdeen - AB24 3SW
  University of Aberdeen  
stalbanspsalter@abdn.ac.uk
© 2003