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FEAST - A Celebration for the day (September 8): the Nativity of the BVM (WAS: Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary 8th September)

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Supplementing Gordon Plumb's post -- one of whose images is also used below -- herewith a somewhat larger selection of period-pertinent images of the Nativity of the BVM (mostly not in glass):



a) as depicted in an eleventh-century fresco in the cathedral of St. Sophia in Kyiv / Kiev:

http://www.icon-art.info/hires.php?lng=en&type=1&id=1065



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

http://www.icon-art.info/hires.php?lng=en&type=1&id=2494



c) as depicted in a twelfth-century icon (painted on an iconostasis beam?) in the Holy Monastery of the God-trodden Mount Sinai at St. Catherine in Egypt's South Sinai governorate:

http://www.rdrop.com/users/stmary/fss079.jpg



d) as depicted in the later twelfth-century frescoes (1164) of the church of St. Panteleimon (Pantaleon) at Gorno Nerezi (Skopje municipality) in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia:

http://tinyurl.com/qaln75l

Detail view (the washing of the infant Mary):

http://tinyurl.com/olodwp6



e) as depicted in a late twelfth- or early thirteenth-century Gospel lectionary of probable Upper Rhine provenance (ca. 1200; Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek, Cod. St. Peter perg. 7, fol. 10v):

http://tinyurl.com/onqao6w



f) as depicted in two earlier thirteenth-century panels in the Life of the Virgin window (w. 28b; ca. 1217-1220) in Chartres' basilique cathédrale Notre-Dame:

1) St. Anne on her bed; a midwife holds the baby: http://www.therosewindow.com/pilot/Chartres/w28b-8.htm

A better view, courtesy of Gordon Plumb: https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/3513257781

2) The washing of the infant Mary: http://www.therosewindow.com/pilot/Chartres/w28b-9.htm 



g) as depicted in three earlier thirteenth-century panels in the Window of the Virgin (w. 1; ca. 1220) in Troyes' cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul:

1) St. Anne on her bed: http://therosewindow.com/pilot/Troyes%20cathedral/w1-8.htm

2) The washing of the infant Mary: http://therosewindow.com/pilot/Troyes%20cathedral/w1-10.htm

3) St. Anne, seated, holds (nurses?) the infant Mary: http://therosewindow.com/pilot/Troyes%20cathedral/w1-9.htm



h) as depicted (right-hand column, second panel from bottom) by the Master of San Martino in a mid-thirteenth-century panel painting (ca. 1250-1260) of the BVM and Christ Child with other scenes (mostly from her life) in the Museo nazionale di San Martino in Pisa:

http://tinyurl.com/qj8oskk



i) as depicted in the late thirteenth-century Livre d'images de Madame Marie (ca. 1285-1290; Paris, BnF, ms. Nouvelle acquisition française 16251, fol. 19r):

http://tinyurl.com/3d98xv5

Images of Anne and the Virgin smudged (from repeated devotional touching?).



j) as depicted by Eutychios and Michael Astrapas in their late thirteenth-century frescoes (ca. 1295) in the church of the Peribleptos (now Sv. Kliment Ohridski) in Ohrid:

http://tinyurl.com/nv53ttp



k) as depicted by Pietro Cavallini in his late thirteenth-century mosaics (betw. 1296 and 1300) in Rome's basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere:

http://www.wga.hu/art/c/cavallin/mosaic/1scene.jpg



l) as depicted by Giotto di Bondone in his early fourteenth-century frescoes (ca. 1305) in the Arena Chapel (Cappella dei Scrovegni) in Padua:

http://tinyurl.com/55bduy



m) as depicted in the early fourteenth-century Breviary of Chertsey Abbey (betw. 1307 and 1325; Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Lat. liturg. e. 39, fol. 108v):

http://tinyurl.com/n2w9p



n) as depicted in an early (or mid- ?) fourteenth-century Novgorod School icon in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow:

http://www.icon-art.info/masterpiece.php?lng=en&mst_id=796

http://tinyurl.com/8qsjmf3



o) as depicted in a September calendar image 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/p4e49yo



p) as depicted by Michael Astrapas and Eutychios (attrib.) in their earlier fourteenth-century frescoes (betw. ca. 1313 and ca. 1320) in the King's Church in the Studenica monastery near Kraljevo (Raška dist.) in Serbia:

http://tinyurl.com/o5m8v9e

Detail view (the washing of the infant Mary):

http://tinyurl.com/ppsr6v3



q) as depicted in an earlier fourteenth-century mosaic (betw. 1315 and 1321) in the inner narthex of the Chora Church (Kariye Camii) in Istanbul (three images, none particularly good):

https://wordscene.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/dsc0455.jpg

http://www.travellinkturkey.com/istanbul/chora/chora_mosaic12.jpg

http://tinyurl.com/q2rqvyw

Detail view (preparing to wash the infant Mary):

http://tinyurl.com/odqlrhh



r) as depicted (panel at lower left) in an earlier fourteenth-century pictorial menologion from Thessaloniki (betw. 1322 and 1340; Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Gr. th. f. 1, fol. 8r):

http://image.ox.ac.uk/images/bodleian/msgrthf1/8r.jpg 



s) as depicted in an earlier fourteenth-century copy of the _Legenda aurea_ in its French-language version by Jean de Vignay (ca. 1326-1350; Paris, BnF, ms. Français 185, fol. 21r):

http://tinyurl.com/nzhogfw



t) as depicted by Taddeo Gaddi in an earlier fourteenth-century fresco (betw. 1328 and ca. 1335) in the Baroncelli chapel of Florence's basilica di Santa Croce:

http://tinyurl.com/oxj2d5z



u) as depicted by Paolo Veneziano (attrib.) in a panel of his earlier to mid-fourteenth-century Scenes from the Life of the BVM (ca. 1330-1360) in the Musei Civici di Pesaro:

http://2fish.co/files/artwork/birth-of-the-virgin-big.jpg  



v) as depicted in the mid-fourteenth-century Bible moralisée napolitaine (ca. 1340-1350; Paris, BnF, ms. Français 9561, fol. 118v):

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b7200010r/f242.image



w) as depicted by Pietro Lorenzetti in a mid-fourteenth-century panel painting (1342) in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Siena:

http://www.wga.hu/art/l/lorenzet/pietro/2/15birth.jpg



x) as depicted in the mid- to later fourteenth-century Breviary of Charles V (betw. 1347 and 1380; Paris, BnF, ms. Latin 1052, fol. 497r):

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84525491/f1003.image



y) as depicted in a mid-fourteenth-century copy (1348; from the workshop of Richard and Jeanne de Montbaston) of the _Legenda aurea_ in its French-language version by Jean de Vignay (Paris, BnF, ms. Français 241, fol. 236v):

http://tinyurl.com/or7lcmx



z) as portrayed in high relief by Andrea Orcagna on his later fourteenth-century Tabernacle (1359) in Florence's chiesa di Orsanmichele:

http://www.wga.hu/art/o/orcagna/tabern_6.jpg



aa) as depicted by Giovanni da Milano in his later fourteenth-century frescoes (ca. 1365) in the Rinuccini chapel of the basilica di Santa Croce in Florence:

http://www.wga.hu/art/g/giovanni/milano/rinuccin/1north3.jpg



bb) as depicted by the Master of the Ashmolean Predella in a predella panel, from a dismembered later fourteenth-century altarpiece (ca. 1365-1370), in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford:

http://tinyurl.com/npju835



cc) as depicted by Gerardino da Reggio in a later fourteenth-century fresco (commissioned, 1374) in the chiesa di San Nicolò in Padua:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3721/10804767325_ae7dff6db9_b.jpg

Opens to higher resolution (URL not static):

https://www.flickr.com/photos/87629873@N03/10804767325



dd) as depicted in a late fourteenth-century triptych (early 1380s) by Paolo di Giovanni Fei (attrib.) in the Picacoteca nazionale in Siena:

http://tinyurl.com/q4vduw9

Detail view:

http://mydayworth.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Immagine-074.jpg



ee) as depicted by Cennino Cennini in a late fourteenth-century panel painting (ca. 1390-1400) in the Pinacoteca nazionale in Siena:

http://tinyurl.com/oco6yyd



ff) as depicted in a late fourteenth- or early fifteenth-century Cistercian breviary of Catalan origin ("Breviary of Martin of Aragon"; Paris, BnF, ms. Rothschild 2529, fol. 381v):

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b52000996s/f764.image



gg) as depicted in a panel of the orphrey on the backside of the early fifteenth-century Whalley Abbey dalmatic (ca. 1415-1430) in the Burrell Collection, Glasgow:

http://tinyurl.com/prt6pan



hh) as depicted by Giovanni di Paolo (attrib.) in a predella panel, from a dismembered earlier fifteenth-century altarpiece of the Virgin (ca. 1425-1440), in Rome's Palazzo Doria Pamphilj:

http://tinyurl.com/nbol3q5 



ii) as depicted (lower panels) by the Master of the Osservanza in an earlier fifteenth-century altarpiece (ca. 1428-1440) in the Museo di palazzo Corboli in Asciano:

http://tinyurl.com/qhlo3d9

Detail views (the washing of the infant Mary):

http://tinyurl.com/ngx2x26

http://tinyurl.com/orurqbx



jj) as depicted by Michele Giambono in an earlier fifteenth-century mosaic (ca. 1431-1433) in the Mascoli chapel of Venice's basilica cattedrale di San Marco:

http://tinyurl.com/ohvnp7z 



kk) as depicted by Paolo Uccello in an earlier fifteenth-century fresco (ca. 1435-1440; since transferred to polyester) in the chapel of the Assumption in Prato's basilica cattedrale di Santo Stefano:

http://tinyurl.com/oznyylp



ll) as depicted by the Master of the Osservanza in an earlier fifteenth-century triptych (ca. 1440) in the National Gallery, London:

http://resideresidency.weebly.com/uploads/6/3/5/0/6350045/8432317_orig.jpg

Zoomable image:

http://tinyurl.com/qzdt7yj



mm) as depicted in a mid-fifteenth-century stained glass panel (betw. 1440 and 1447) from the Carmelite church in Boppard (Lkr. Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis), now in the Burrell Collection, Glasgow:

http://tinyurl.com/q6qb3nz

Detail view (upper portion):

http://tinyurl.com/nnkhllk



nn) as portrayed by the Master of Joachim and Anne in a mid-fifteenth-century oak statue (ca. 1450) in the Bode-Museum in Berlin:

http://tinyurl.com/p4bbj47



oo) as depicted in a later fifteenth-century copy (1463) of books 9-16 of Vincent of Beauvais' _Speculum historiale_ in its French-language version by Jean de Vignay (Paris, BnF, ms. Français 50, fol. 259v):

http://tinyurl.com/2g93yxf



pp) as depicted in a later fifteenth-century copy of Jean Mansel's _Fleur des hystoires_ (Paris, BnF, ms. Français 297, fol. 1r):

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b105072112/f21.image



qq) as depicted by the Master of the Life of the Virgin in a later fifteenth-century panel painting (ca. 1460-1475) in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich:

http://www.wga.hu/art/m/master/life/birth_m.jpg

Detail view:

http://www.wga.hu/art/m/master/life/birth_m1.jpg



rr) as depicted (at lower left) by Jacques de Besançon in a late fifteenth-century copy (ca. 1480-1490) of the _Legenda aurea_ in its French-language version by Jean de Vignay (Paris, BnF, ms. Français 245, fol. 84r):

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8425999d/f177.image



ss) as portrayed in a late fifteenth-century gilded and painted wood altar sculpture (ca. 1485) in the Pfarrkirche St. Wolfgang in Sankt Wolfgang (Lkr. Erding) in Bavaria:

http://tinyurl.com/nma5v3j



tt) as depicted by Domenico Ghirlandaio in a late fifteenth-century fresco (ca. 1486-1490) in the Tornabuoni chapel of Florence's basilica di Santa Maria Novella:

http://tinyurl.com/pq4ruan



uu) as depicted by Hans Holbein the Elder in a panel from his dismembered late fifteenth-century Weingarten Altarpiece (1493) in Augsburg's Hohe Domkirche Unserer Lieben Frau:

http://tarvos.imareal.oeaw.ac.at/server/images/7016752.JPG



vv) as depicted by the Master of the Pfullendorfer Altar in a panel painting, from the dismembered late fifteenth- or early sixteenth-century altarpiece of that name (ca. 1500), in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart:

http://tinyurl.com/otlw6u3



ww) as depicted (at center) in the early sixteenth-century vault paintings (ca. 1510) in Sæby kirke (Frederikshavn kommune):

http://www.lifepilot.dk/lpilot/churchfresco/saeby-9300/saeb9300krh025.jpg

http://aalborgstift.dk/assets/kirker/frederikshavn/saeby/4760saeby.jpg



xx) as portrayed in sculpture (the washing of the infant Mary; behind, a servitor at Anne's bed) by Jehan Soulas in the initial panels (1519-1521) of the earlier sixteenth-century choir screen in the basilique cathédrale Notre-Dame at Chartres:

http://zimg.professor-moriarty.com/sculp/chartres_birth_mary_z.jpg

Detail view:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7180/6816456426_9fe0194c6e_z.jpg



yy) as portrayed in an earlier sixteenth-century gilded and painted limewood altar sculpture from Augsburg (ca. 1520) in the Bode-Museum, Berlin:

http://tinyurl.com/nukljam



zz) as portrayed by Daniel Mauch in an earlier sixteenth-century painted limewood relief from Ulm (ca. 1520) in the Liebighaus in Frankfurt am Main:

http://tinyurl.com/nopqev2



aaa) as depicted in a seemingly early to mid-sixteenth-century vault painting, unsourced (possibly Swedish) but too good to lose:

http://www.kirchenblogs.ch/upload/pre/34218h720w1280.jpg

Can anyone say accurately where this is?



Best,

John Dillon



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From: medieval-religion - Scholarly discussions of medieval religious culture <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Gordon Plumb <[log in to unmask]>

Sent: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 11:39 AM

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Subject: [M-R] Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary 8th September



medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture



Some images in glass:





Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 8th September



Chartres, Cathédrale Notre Dame, Bay 28b,:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/3513257781



York Minster, sIX, 1b:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/5035180639



Leicester, Jewry Wall Museum, very late 15thC.:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/15456141371





Gordon Plumb







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