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Image © Hildesheim, St Godehard
Context: Te Deum
Iconography: Christ is flanked by the cherubim and seraphim, all holding blank books. Cherubin and seraphin cry out in endless call: Holy. Holy. Holy. Below are two tonsured figures wearing stoles and holding croziers. The upper figure holds an open book, the lower a closed book or tablet. The holy church acclaims you. The two figures may be SS Ambrose and Augustine who were considered to be authors of the Te Deum.
Art:
Thread stitch: yes, with red threads attached
Historical Relevance:
Quire: 21


Image © Hildesheim, St Godehard

 

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