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Image © Hildesheim, St Godehard
Context: Canticum Moysi ad filios israel
Iconography: Moses sits with a pen and knife in his hands, writing the word Hear [the things that I speak] Behind him the sons of Israel listen and watch: let the earth hear the words of my mouth. The canticle concerns the action of listening and yet Moses is shown writing rather than speaking. This indicates the close relationship between the silent words on a page, and the action of reading them aloud.
Art:
Thread stitch: yes
Historical Relevance:
Quire: 21


Image © Hildesheim, St Godehard

 

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