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Re: he Transfiguration 6th August

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A correction: in item c) below, for "St. Gregory the Thaumaturge's prose paraphrase of _Ecclesiastes_" please read "some of the _Orationes_ of St. Gregory of Nazianzus"

--JD

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Further medieval images of the Transfiguration / Metamorphosis:



a)  As depicted (upper portion of this mosaic) in the mid-sixth-century apse mosaics (shortly before 550) in Ravenna's basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe:

http://tinyurl.com/65hg95



b) as depicted in the seemingly later sixth-century apse mosaic of the Basilica of the Transfiguration, St. Catherine's monastery, St. Catherine (South Sinai governorate), Egypt, prior to its restoration in 2005-2010:

http://tinyurl.com/p87a6gp



c) as depicted in a later ninth-century copy (betw. 879 and 882) of St. Gregory the Thaumaturge's prose paraphrase of _Ecclesiastes_ (Paris, BnF, ms. Grec 510, fol. 75r):

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84522082/f163.image



d) as depicted in the late tenth- or very early eleventh-century Gospels of Otto III (Munich, BSB, clm 4453, fol. 113r):

http://tinyurl.com/pfz3j4d



e) as portrayed in relief on the early eleventh-century "column" (originally a paschal candlestick) of Bp. St. Bernward (d. 1022) in the Dom St. Mariä Himmelfahrt in Hildesheim:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28433765@N07/3370948438/



f) as depicted in the eleventh- or early twelfth-century frescoes in the Karanlık kilise (or Dark Church) at Göreme (Nevşehir province) in Turkey:

http://www.pravmir.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/0011.jpg

Detail view (Jesus and the two prophets):

http://www.pbase.com/dosseman/image/41566378



g) as depicted in the mid-eleventh-century mosaics in the katholikon of the Nea Moni on Chios:

http://tinyurl.com/d8zu255

Detail views:

http://tinyurl.com/btadfw3

http://tinyurl.com/cjlw8lx

http://tinyurl.com/cdwa6dr



h) as depicted in the late eleventh-century mosaics in the katholikon of the Daphni monastery in Chaidari (Attika regional authority):

http://tinyurl.com/budqbg6

Detail views:

http://tinyurl.com/dx827xj

http://tinyurl.com/c4ajccc



i) as depicted in two twelfth-century icons on iconostasis beams in St. Catherine's monastery, St. Catherine (South Sinai governorate), Egypt:

1: http://www.touregypt.net/images/touregypt/cart18.jpg

2: http://tinyurl.com/ph4q9wg



j) as depicted in an earlier twelfth-century Byzantine icon in the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg:

http://www.icon-art.info/hires.php?lng=en&type=1&id=3658&mode=



k) as portrayed in high relief (upper register) in earlier twelfth-century Transfiguration tympanum (ca. 1130-1135) of the église Notre-Dame-et-Sainte-Croix, La Charité-sur-Loire (Nièvre):

http://tinyurl.com/pfjb9t5

http://tinyurl.com/pfq2prp



l) as depicted in the mid-twelfth-century Passion of Christ window (ca. 1145-1155), basilique cathédrale Notre-Dame, Chartres:

http://tinyurl.com/6x2lxt

http://www.therosewindow.com/pilot/Chartres/w51-1.htm



m) as depicted in the mid-twelfth-century mosaics of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo:

http://tinyurl.com/pvrk5nu



n) as depicted (at center) in a later twelfth-century fresco (ca. 1164) in the north chapel of the church of St. Panteleimon (Pantaleon) at Gorno Nerezi (Skopje municipality) in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/67373463@N00/8582149793

Detail views (prophet; apostles):

http://tinyurl.com/nh6lylo

http://tinyurl.com/pgdonsg

http://tinyurl.com/na4stjx

http://tinyurl.com/q83on7m

http://tinyurl.com/ovlotb5



o) as portrayed in relief by Bonannus of Pisa in a panel of his later twelfth-century bronze doors (later 1180s) for the Porta San Ranieri of Pisa's cattedrale metropolitana primaziale di Santa Maria Assunta, and now in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo there:

http://tinyurl.com/q7svbaw



p) as depicted in the late twelfth-century frescoes (ca. 1191) in the church of St. George at Kurbinovo (Resen municipality) in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia:

http://tinyurl.com/na62w2m



q) as depicted in mosaic on a Byzantine portable icon of ca. 1200 in the Musée du Louvre, Paris:

http://tinyurl.com/ok5wwzu



r) as depicted in a panel of a mid-thirteenth-century ambulatory window of the cathédrale Saint-Julien, Le Mans (Bay 108, panel B2):

http://www.medievalart.org.uk/lemans/108_pages/LeMans_Bay108_PanelB2.htm



s) as depicted (at center) in the mid-thirteenth-century frescoes (1259) in the church of Sts. Nicholas and Panteleimon at Boyana near the Bulgarian capital of Sofia:

http://galenf.com/Bulgaria/36/bu_0021.jpg



t) as depicted in a later thirteenth-century fresco (ca. 1263) in the Bishop's Chapel of the Basilika Mariä Himmelfahrt at Gurk (Land Kärnten):

http://tinyurl.com/qjykbb9



u) as depicted in two miniatures in a later thirteenth-century Gospels (ca. 1266) for the Use of Cambrai (Cambrai, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 189, fols. 35r, 157v):

1: http://tinyurl.com/3fpazom

2: http://tinyurl.com/42hq7q3



v) as depicted in a fourteenth-century copy of Guiard des Moulins' _Bible historiale_ (Paris, BnF, ms. Français 152, fol. 407r):

http://tinyurl.com/2epjya3



w) as depicted by Duccio di Buoninsegna in an early fourteenth-century predella panel (1311) from his Maestà for the cathedral of Siena, now in the National Gallery, London:

http://tinyurl.com/65ue5u



x) as depicted (at right) in an August calendar composition in the earlier fourteenth-century frescoes (betw. ca. 1312 and 1321/1322) of the monastery church of the Theotokos at Gračanica in, depending on one's view of the matter, either Serbia's province of Kosovo and Metohija or the Republic of Kosovo:

http://tinyurl.com/p8gjmad

Detail view (Jesus and the prophets):

http://tinyurl.com/pos5lll



y) as depicted in an earlier fourteenth-century panel (ca. 1330-1335) of a window in the nave of the cathédrale Notre-Dame in Strasbourg (window 10; south nave, window IV):

http://www.therosewindow.com/pilot/Strasbourg/w10-10d.htm



z) as depicted in the earlier fourteenth-century frescoes (betw. 1335 and 1350) in the church of the Holy Ascension in the Visoki Dečani monastery near Peć at Peć in, depending upon one's view of the matter, either Serbia's province of Kosovo and Metohija or the Republic of Kosovo:

http://tinyurl.com/cdu2p7o

Expandable detail views are here:

http://tinyurl.com/d6y5pgf



aa) as depicted in the pinnacle of a later fourteenth-century window (ca. 1360) in the nave of the église paroissiale Saint-Jean Baptiste in Niederhaslach (Bas-Rhin):

http://www.therosewindow.com/pilot/Niederhaslach/w22-tl1.htm



bb) as depicted in a later fourteenth-century missal (ca. 1360) for the Use of Saint-Didier at Avignon (Avignon, Bibliothèque-Médiathèque Municipale Ceccano, ms. 138, fol. 254r):

http://tinyurl.com/3vccp8q



cc) as depicted in a late fourteenth-century fresco (ca. 1380) in the church of the Transfiguration of Our Savior on Kovalevo Field, Novgorod:

http://tinyurl.com/qxh4ukx



dd) as portrayed in relief on a panel of the recently restored late fourteenth-century Pala d'Argento (ca. 1380-1390), a silver gilt altar frontal belonging to the chiesa di San Salvatore (a.k.a. San Salvador) in Venice:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wolf-rabe/5169821341/



ee) as depicted by Theophanes the Greek in an early fifteenth-century festal icon (ca. 1403) formerly in the church of the Transfiguration in Pereslavl-Zalessky and now in the state Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow:

http://tinyurl.com/pvh44zu



ff) as depicted by Andrei Rublev in an early fifteenth-century festal icon (1405) in the cathedral of the Annunciation, Moscow kremlin:

http://www.icon-art.info/hires.php?lng=en&type=1&id=126



gg) as portrayed in relief by Lorenzo Ghiberti in his earlier fifteenth-century gilded bronze plaques (completed, 1424) for the north door of the baptistery of Florence, now preserved there in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo:

http://tinyurl.com/odnytj4

http://tinyurl.com/qcwr3dw



hh) as depicted by Beato Angelico in a mid-fifteenth-century fresco (ca. 1441), Florence, Museo nazionale di San Marco, Cell Six:

1) before the latest restoration:

http://tinyurl.com/5bxedf

2) more recently:

http://www.wga.hu/art/a/angelico/09/cells/06_trans.jpg



ii) as depicted in a mid-fifteenth-century Armenian-language Gospels (1456; Paris, BnF, ms. Arménien 18, fol. 21v):

http://tinyurl.com/3f9w3nw



jj) as depicted in two panels of a later fifteenth-century window (ca. 1467-1469) in the Lady Chapel of the cathédrale Notre-Dame in Évreux:

http://www.therosewindow.com/pilot/Evreux/w7-D2-whole.htm



kk) as depicted by Giovanni Bellini in a late fifteenth-century panel painting (1480) in the Museo nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples:

http://tinyurl.com/pddwxzc



ll) as depicted in a late fifteenth-century icon (ca. 1497) from the Great Feasts range on the iconostasis of the Dormition cathedral of the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery at Kirillov (Vologda oblast) and now in the Kirillov-Belozersky Museum of History, Art and Architecture:

http://www.icon-art.info/masterpiece.php?lng=en&mst_id=5019



Best,

John Dillon



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The Transfiguration 6th August

Though increasingly known in the later Middle Ages, the feast was not universal until imposed by Calixtus III in 1457.Kept in the East since the fourth or fifth century.





Wareham St Mary, Norfolk,  east window, 2c-3c:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/3281329403

From the cloister glazing of the Premonstratensian abbey of Steinfeld, in Germany, carried out c1522-57.

and detail:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/3281331767



Saint-Nicholas-de-Port, Bay 111, remaining parts of Transfiguration by Valentin Bousch, 1514-20:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/15620713211

detail of Elijah:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/15624227212

Christ:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/15624231552

Moses:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4129763021





Gordon Plumb







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