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Image © Hildesheim, St Godehard
Context: Canticum Annae
Iconography: Eli the priest, with his tonsure, halo and crozier, sits on his seat by a post in the temple (1Samuel: 9). Hannah, barren for many years (while the barren have borne), brings the child God gave her, as an offering to the temple (1 Samuel 1:20-28) . The child descends from God above. Hannah's arm is raised to indicate her song of praise (the adjacent canticle, 1 Samuel 2:1-10)
Art:
Thread stitch: yes, with red thread attached
Historical Relevance:
Quire: 21


Image © Hildesheim, St Godehard

 

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