Rothschild Canticles (f. 100r): Trinity
ID
 
138
 
Original Country
 
France
 
Sorting Title
 
Rothschild Canticles (f. 100r): Trinity
 
Subject
 

Description: A golden sun overlapped by mulptile circles blazes in the center. The lower bodies of three figures can be seen dangling from the bottom of the mandorla and a hand holding up three fingers stretches out from the top. The image is framed by vaguely Gothic architecture with lattice doorways. Below, three figures look up at the mandorla with arms outstretched.

Interpretation: Viewers were intended to respond to the image as if it were in fact a mystic vision of the Godhead. It is a simulacrum of the ultimate vision mystics aspired to.

 
Creation Date
 
ca. 1300
 
Century
 
14th
 
Style Genre
 
Medieval
 
Work Type
 
dissertation/thesis
 
Measurements
 
ca. 118 x 84 mm
 
Format Medium
 

miniature

 
Original Location
 

Flanders or Upper Rhineland

 
Provenance
 

Collection of William Alexander Douglas, Duke of Hamilton and Brandon.
Reverend Walter Sneyd, gift from Douglas in 1856.
Sotheby, sold 16 December 1903, no.513 Bernard Quaritch, London.
Collection of Edmond de Rothschild, MS 98, sold 24 June 1968 no.1 in Paris, Palais GalliƩra.
Acquired from H.P. Kraus in 1968 as the gift of Edwin J. Beinecke.

 
Current Repository
 

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

 
Repository Number
 
MS 404
 
Image of Rothschild Canticles (f. 100r): Trinity.