St. Savin - Adoration of the Virgin.
 
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Title:St. Savin - Adoration of the Virgin
Notes:Fresco on the lower left register of the second bay of the porch, depicting the enthroned Virgin censed by two angels hovering above her and attended on the left by eight clerks and their abbot, possibly symbolizing the St. Savin community, and on the right by a crowd of laymen among the first rank of which are seen the benefactors of the abbey, who are, from left to right, two crowned princes, a nimbused and hooded churchman, and a nimbused man holding out a crown or reliquary, possibly Charlemagne, Louis the Pious, Benedict of Aniane, and Guillaume le Grand

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

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

Person as Subject:Benedict, of Aniane, ca.747-821
Charlemagne, Emperor, 748-814
Mary, the mother of Jesus (Biblical figure)
General Subject:Abbey
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:11F32
11H(Charlemagne)
11H(William of Aquitaine)

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Attribution:St. Savin - Adoration of the Virgin, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=33274 [retrieved January 20, 2021].
Record Number:33274 Last Updated: 2020-12-16 14:23:29 Record Created: 2003-10-10 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.