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Image © Hildesheim, St Godehard
Psalm: 8
Iconography: The initial is divided into four sections to represent the four quarters of the whole earth. Above are the mothers with babe and suckling child. Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings you have perfected praise. The children below are praising God. The starry skies represent heaven: the moon and stars which you have founded.
Art: Extensive under drawing of foliage flourish at the top, and form a cushion for the upper left seat. The mother on the right had a more complex neck line to her cloak
Thread stitch: yes, with red thread
Historical Relevance:
Quire: 6

Image © Hildesheim, St Godehard


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