St. Savin - Noah's Drunkenness.
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Title:St. Savin - Noah's Drunkenness
Notes:Fresco on the upper south register of the nave showing Ham, Noah's son, mocking his father who is lying on his couch, drunk, with his mantle gaping to reveal his legs and belly, while Shem and Japheth, the other two sons, prepare to cover their father's nakedness

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

Building:Abbaye de Saint-Savin

Scripture:Genesis 9:20-23
Person as Subject:Noah (Biblical figure)
Shem (Biblical figure)
Ham (Biblical figure)
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:71B35211

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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 - Noah's Drunkenness, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved April 14, 2024]. Original source: image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson.
Record Number:33424 Last Updated: 2022-06-20 19:08:24 Record Created: 2003-10-29 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.