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Title:Choirstall woodcarving of the Pentecost, with tongues of fire descending upon the apostles, detail.
Notes:Mary, the mother of Jesus, is included in the scene, based upon the text from Acts 1: 12-14. In the actual Acts 2 text, Mary is not mentioned directly. Early Christian tradition frequently included Mary, and the first known illustrated instance is the 6th century Gospel Book of Rabbula, now in the Biblioteca Laurenziana in Florence, Italy. This beautifully animated wooden choir stall carving continues that tradition, separated by almost a millenia.
Date:1508-1519
Building:Cathédrale d'Amiens
Object/Function:Relief sculpture
Material:Wood
City/Town:Amiens
Country:France

Scripture:Acts 2:1-4
Lectionary links:APDay
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General Subject:Pentecost
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Amiens -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73E5

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Copyright Source:Collection of Anne Richardson Womack
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Attribution:Choirstall woodcarving of the Pentecost, with tongues of fire descending upon the apostles, detail., from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=51553 [retrieved September 26, 2016]. Original source: Collection of Anne Richardson Womack.
Record Number:51553 Last Updated: 2011-04-14 10:57:12 Record Created: 2007-06-08 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd ed.
Publisher:Gale
Date:2003