St. Savin - Temple of God; Woman, Child, and Dragon.
 
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Title:St. Savin - Temple of God; Woman, Child, and Dragon
Notes:Fresco on the middle left register of the second bay of the porch, depicting: 1) John seeing the Temple of God opening in heaven with the ark of the covenant in it (left); 2) the woman, clothed with the sun and with the moon under her feet, giving birth to the child who is carried by an angel to the throne of God, while the dragon with seven heads and ten horns try to devour the child and, when that failed, pour from his mouth a flood in an attempt to sweep the woman away (right).

Donated by James T. Womack and Anne Richardson, Nashville, TN.

Date:1040-1090
Building:Abbaye de Saint-Savin
City/Town:Vienne
Country:France

Scripture:Revelation 11:19
Revelation 12:1-5, 15-16
General Subject:Apocalyptic imagery
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73G3271
73G411
73G413

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Attribution:St. Savin - Temple of God; Woman, Child, and Dragon, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=33263 [retrieved November 23, 2020].
Record Number:33263 Last Updated: 2020-10-31 11:26:59 Record Created: 2003-10-09 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Abbey of Saint-Savin, Vienne. Riou, Yves-Jean. Inventaire general, 1993.