Choirstall woodcarving of the Pentecost, with tongues of fire descending upon the apostles, detail, 1508-1519..
 
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Title:Choirstall woodcarving of the Pentecost, with tongues of fire descending upon the apostles, detail, 1508-1519.
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.

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

Date:1508-1519
Building:Cathédrale d'Amiens
Object/Function:Relief sculpture
Material:Wood
City/Town:Amiens
Country:France

Scripture:Acts 2:1-21
Lectionary links:APDay
General Subject:Pentecost
Fire
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Amiens -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73E5

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Copyright Source:Image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson
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Attribution:Choirstall woodcarving of the Pentecost, with tongues of fire descending upon the apostles, detail, 1508-1519., from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=51553 [retrieved May 27, 2024]. Original source: Image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson.
Record Number:51553 Last Updated: 2022-06-19 16:06:54 Record Created: 2007-06-08 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

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