The Canaanite Woman asks for healing for her daughter.
 Limbourg, Herman de, approximately 1385-approximately 1416, Limbourg, Jean de, approximately 1385-approximately 1416, Limbourg, Pol de, approximately 1385-approximately 1416

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Title:The Canaanite Woman asks for healing for her daughter
Notes:The Limbourg brothers, active in the early 15th century, were Dutch painters. They created the most well-known late medieval illuminated manuscript, the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. In this vibrant manuscript illumination of the Canaanite woman requesting healing for her daughter, we see a distraught mother pleading with Jesus for her daughter’s restoration. A scene with her sickly daughter lying on a bed populates the far right side of the page. In the upper panel, Jesus has his back turned to her, as the story tells us he initially refuses to help. In the bottom panel, Jesus has changed his mind and visibly acknowledges the woman as he grants her request. His healing activity is represented by the gold beams radiating from his face.
Date:1412-1416
Artist:Limbourg, Herman de, approximately 1385-approximately 1416, Limbourg, Jean de, approximately 1385-approximately 1416, Limbourg, Pol de, approximately 1385-approximately 1416
Building:Musée Condé
Object/Function:Manuscript illumination
City/Town:Chantilly
Country:France

Scripture:Matthew 15:(10-20), 21-28
Person as Subject:Canaanite Woman (Biblical figure)
Jesus Christ (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:AProp15
BProp18
General Subject:Healing

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Record Number:55920 Last Updated: 2022-04-18 19:26:35 Record Created: 2014-05-08 13:31:56
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition