Swords Are Beaten into Plowshares.
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Title:Swords Are Beaten into Plowshares
Notes:Quatrefoil on the western exterior, depicting Micah's prophecy concerning the future reign of peace in which nations will beat swords into plowshares and wage war no more.

First Sunday of Advent, Year A: This beautifully detailed representation of the Isaiah passage for this Sunday depicts two metalsmiths. The one on the right has a large supply of swords that he has been breaking with a hammer; the broken swords fall on the floor. The smithy on the left picks up the broken pieces and works them into their new use in the forge, fed with air by the bellows on the far left.

Building:Cathédrale d'Amiens
Object/Function:Relief sculpture

Scripture:Micah 4:3
Isaiah 2:1-5
Person as Subject:Micah (Biblical prophet)
Lectionary links:AAdvt01
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Amiens -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:71O422
Index of Christian Art Number:20 A51 CND 14W,002 H2

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Attribution:Swords Are Beaten into Plowshares, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=29252 [retrieved October 24, 2016].
Record Number:29252 Last Updated: 2011-01-12 12:17:07 Record Created: 2003-04-26 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition