Rothschild Canticles (f. 83r): Trinity
ID
 
145
 
Original Country
 
France
 
Sorting Title
 
Rothschild Canticles (f. 83r): Trinity
 
Subject
 

Description: In the center hovers a large dove with a halo. Golden suns shine from either wing and tail of the dove. The body of the dove is made up of an elaborate portrait medallion of Christ, flanked by two other haloed figures. In the lower corners, two astonished figures throw up their hands and recoil from the vision.

Interpretation: Viewers were intended to respond to the image as if it were in fact a mystic vision of the Godhead. The incorporated figures enact and encourage the viewer's intended response to the vision. 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. 83r): Trinity.