Description: Mary stands with her arms raised, a moon between her feet, and a blazing sun with the face of the incarnate sun hanging before her abdomen.
Interpretation: Mary is shown in all her glory as Mulier amicta sole of Revelation 12.1.
Flanders or Upper Rhineland
This image belongs to a set of Marian miniatures.
Rothschild Canticles (f. 48r): Presentation of the Virgin in the TempleRothschild Canticles (f. 50r): Mary on Mount SionRothschild Canticles (f. 51r): Capture of the unicorn; the killing of the unicornRothschild Canticles (f. 55r): Little foxes in the garden; driving away the little foxesRothschild Canticles (f. 57r): Mary as a palm treeRothschild Canticles (f. 59r): Fortress of the SponsaRothschild Canticles (f. 61r): Mary as the Sedes sapientiae
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 Galliéra.
Acquired from H.P. Kraus in 1968 as the gift of Edwin J. Beinecke.
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University