Crossing of the Red Sea and Miriam Dancing and Singing.
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Title:Crossing of the Red Sea and Miriam Dancing and Singing
Notes:From the Chludov Psalter -- "Chludov Psalter (Moscow, Hist. Mus. MS. D.129) is an illuminated marginal Psalter made in the middle of the 9th Century. It is a unique monument of Byzantine art at the time of the Iconoclasm, one of only three illuminated Byzantine Psalters to survive from the 9th century. According to one tradition, the miniatures are supposed to have been created clandestinely, and many of them are directed against Iconoclasts. Many contain explanations of the drawings written next to them, and little arrows point out from the main text to the illustration, to show which line the picture refers to. The polemical style of the whole ensemble is highly unusual, and a demonstration of the furious passions the Iconoclast dispute generated. Nikodim Kondakov hypothesized that the psalter was created in the famous monastery of St John the Studite in Constantinople. Other scholars believe that the liturgical responses it contains were only used in Hagia Sophia, and that it was therefore a product of the Imperial workshops in Constantinople, soon after the return of the Iconophiles to power in 843." from Wikipedia
Date:mid 9th century
Building:State Historical Museum
Object/Function:Manuscript illumination

Scripture:Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21
Person as Subject:Miriam (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:AEpip04
General Subject:Crossing the Red Sea

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Record Number:55470 Last Updated: 2020-01-26 15:52:31 Record Created: 2013-01-24 12:10:18
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition