Joseph Thrown in the Pit.
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Title:Joseph Thrown in the Pit
Notes:"The chapel of St Leopold contains the Verdun Altar made in 1181 by Nicholas of Verdun. Its three parts comprise 45 gilded copper plates modeled on Byzantine paragons, similar to the Shrine of the Three Kings at Cologne Cathedral. Originally manufactured as panels, they were assembled as an altar in secondary utilization circa 1330.[1]The tripartite concept is reflected in the arrangement of the plates. According to the biblical exegesis, the depictions are split into three rows of the eras of Adam and Noah, of Abraham, David and the Babylonian captivity and finally of Jesus' life, placed in the central part. The columns of adjacent plates of different ages symbolise their connection according to the ideas of the typology theory. The arrangement may refer to the mystic doctrines of the medieval theologian Hugh of Saint Victor. American scholar Elfie Raymond, professor of philosophy and hermeneutics at Sarah Lawrence College of New York produced a masterful online catalog of the typology of virtues found in the theological program." [from Wikipedia] -- Photo by Goodness Shamrock.
Date:1181
Artist:Unidentified
Building:Klosterneuburg Monastery
Object/Function:Metalwork
City/Town:Klosterneuburg
Country:Austria

Scripture:Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Person as Subject:Joseph, the son of Jacob
Lectionary links:AProp14

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Record Number:55908 Last Updated: 2020-09-28 07:52:47 Record Created: 2014-05-07 13:23:02
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition