The Dance of the Golden Calf from the Hortus Deliciarum.
 Herrad of Landsberg

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Title:The Dance of the Golden Calf from the Hortus Deliciarum
Notes:What is presented in this illustration is a 19th century copy, as the original Hortus Deliciarum was lost when the owning library was burned in the Siege of Strasbourg in 1870. "The original was developed for the nuns of the Hohenburg Abbey in Alsace. The manuscript contained poems, illustrations, and music, and drew from texts by classical and Arab writers. Interspersed with writings from other sources were poems by Herrad, addressed to the nuns, almost all of which were set to music. The most famous portion of the manuscript is the illustrations, of which there were 336, which symbolised various themes, including theosophical, philosophical, and literary themes. These works are well regarded." [from Wikipedia]
Artist:Herrad of Landsberg
Object/Function:Manuscript illumination

Scripture:Exodus 32:1-14
Lectionary links:AProp23
General Subject:Golden Calf

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Attribution:Herrad of Landsberg. The Dance of the Golden Calf from the Hortus Deliciarum, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved May 17, 2021]. Original source:,_Der_Tanz_um_das_goldene_Kalb.JPG.
Record Number:55985 Last Updated: 2020-11-13 06:57:26 Record Created: 2014-05-27 16:41:35
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition