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.

Building:Abbaye de Saint-Savin

General Subject:Apocalypse: Revelation
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73G3271

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Copyright Source:image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson
Copyright Permission:Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0
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. [retrieved June 23, 2024]. Original source: image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson.
Record Number:33263 Last Updated: 2022-06-20 19:05:29 Record Created: 2003-10-09 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

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