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Title :

Daring conflation? : a difficult image in the Genesis sequence of the Eton roundels (Eton College, Ms. 177, f. 2r)

Author :
HENRY, Avril ;
Conference :
Image and belief : studies in celebration of the eightieth anniversary of the Index of Christian Art; Princeton; Index of Christian Art, Department of Art and Archaeology, in association with Princeton University Press ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Henry writes 'the scene in the central roundel of Eton College MS 177, folio 2 recto, has been tentatively identified as God with Cain. It is impossible to identify with certainty. This paper suggests that ambiguity is the whole point of the image, and that it consciously conflates several scenes which might be expected in the position which the roundel holds in a sequence. If true, this would imply a remarkable level of visual literacy in certain 13th-c. readers, and a use of conflation (a common enough phenomenon in itself) which is unusually complex and daring. On the other hand, it may also suggest that such a level of conflation is commoner than we think, particularly among images hitherto regarded as 'unidentified''. ;
Pagination/Size :
27 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Bible, A.T., Genèse ; Caïn ; Dieu le Père ; Enluminure ; Eton (GBR), Eton College ; Grande-Bretagne ; Iconographie ; Livre à figures ; Manuscrits ; MS 177 (Figurae bibliorum) ; Narration ; Rondel ; 1200-1300 ;
Descriptors :
Bible, O.T., Genesis ; Cain ; Eton (GBR), Eton College ; God ; Great Britain ; Iconography ; Manuscript illumination ; Manuscripts ; MS 177 (Figurae bibliorum) ; Narrative ; Picture books ; Roundels ; 1200-1300 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24969815 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0691010021069101003X ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;