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Re: Feast - A Saint for the Day (Dec. 2): The prophet Habakkuk

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medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

Nahum, Habakkuk & Zephaniah

A few glass images:

Nahum in bay 49 (Jesse Tree window) of the Cathédrale Notre Dame, Chartres:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4139609476
and detail of Nahum:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4138850801

Habakkuk at the head of the same window to the left of the figure of Christ, with Zephaniah to the right:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4141787222

Gedney, St Mary Magdalen, Lincolnshire, nV, 3b, Zephaniah in Jesse window:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4920197768

Launde Priory, Leicestershire, sIII, A2, Zephaniah:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/21569432149

Holme-by-Newark, St Giles, Nottinghamshire, sII, A3, Zephaniah:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/14607655549

Fairford, St Mary nVII, Gloucestershire, 1b-2b:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4606189657

Gordon Plumb



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Subject: [M-R] Feast - A Saint for the Day (Dec. 2): The prophet Habakkuk

medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

In both Roman- and Byzantine-rite churches the prophets Nahum, Habakkuk (Habacuc, Abacuc, Abakum, etc.), and Sophonias (Zephaniah) are commemorated on, respectively, the first, second, and third day of December.  Herewith some period-pertinent images of Habakkuk, many having to do with the episode in which an angel takes him by his hair and brings him to Babylon to succor Daniel in the den of lions with food he had prepared for reapers in Judea (Daniel 14:32-39):

a) as portrayed in relief (at left) on a panel of the fifth-century wooden door in the narthex of Rome's basilica di Santa Sabina:
http://tinyurl.com/p9r5w3x

b) as depicted (lower margin, sixth from left) in the seemingly later sixth-century apse mosaic of the Basilica of the Transfiguration, St. Catherine's monastery, St. Catherine (South Sinai governorate), prior to the mosaic's restoration in 2005-2010:
http://tinyurl.com/p87a6gp 
Detail view (Habbakuk):
http://www.sinaimonastery.com/big_photo.php?name=sina_t082_f06_b.jpg

c) as depicted twice (at center and at lower right) in an eleventh-century psalter of Constantinopolitan origin (Paris, BnF, ms. Supplément grec 610, fol. 252v):
http://tinyurl.com/hpg6yaq

d) as depicted (bottom row, third from left among the standing figures) on a plaque in the early twelfth-century lower portion (commissioned, 1105) of the Pala d'Oro in Venice's basilica cattedrale patriarcale di San Marco:
http://tinyurl.com/j52m9qz
Detail view:
http://www.akg-images.fr/archive/-2UMDHUWBAPERJ.html

e) as depicted in the twelfth-century mosaics (betw. 1106 and 1170) of the east cupola (Emmanuel cupola) in Venice's basilica cattedrale patriarcale di San Marco:
http://tinyurl.com/pxux68x
The cupola mosaics as a whole (Habakkuk in roughly the one-o'-clock position):
http://www.wga.hu/art/zgothic/mosaics/6sanmarc/2cueast1.jpg

f) as depicted in high relief (upper register, second from left) on a mid-twelfth-century capital in the église Saint-Roch in Neuilly-en-Dun (Cher):
http://www.art-roman.net/neuilly-en-d/neuilly-en-d8x.jpg
Detail view:
http://www.art-roman.net/neuilly-en-d/neuilly-en-d10.jpg

g) as depicted in high relief (at right) on a seemingly mid-twelfth-century capital in the église Notre-Dame in Gargilesse-Dampierre (Indre):
http://tinyurl.com/qz4rxag

h) as depicted (at left) in a panel of the mid-twelfth-century Tree of Jesse window (ca. 1145-1155) in Chartres' basilique cathédrale Notre-Dame:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4141787222/  [photo courtesy of Gordon Plumb]
Detail view (Habakkuk):
http://therosewindow.com/pilot/Chartres/w49-21.htm 

i) as depicted in the mid-twelfth-century Frankenthaler Bible (1148-ca. 1152; London, BL, Harley MS 2803, fol. 278r):
http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Viewer.aspx?ref=harley_ms_2803_f278r

j) as depicted in the mid- to slightly later twelfth-century mosaics in the Cappella Palatina in Palermo (grayscale view):
http://www.fotografia.iccd.beniculturali.it/images/watermark/11/107082.jpg

k) as portrayed by Nicholas of Verdun in a late twelfth-century statuette (ca. 1190) on the "Solomon" side of the Shrine of the Magi / Dreikönigenschrein in Köln's Hohe Domkirche Sankt Peter und Maria:
http://www.koelner-dom.de/typo3temp/pics/48baa2525c.jpg

l) as depicted in an early thirteenth-century glass window panel in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London:
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O179060/prophet-from-a-tree-of-panel/

m) as depicted (at top) in the early thirteenth-century Jonah, Daniel, and Habakkuk window (ca. 1205-1210) in Chartres' basilique cathédrale Notre-Dame:
http://tinyurl.com/p6gcsgu
Detail view (Habakkuk):
http://tinyurl.com/zmucfco

n) as depicted (at right; at left, the prophet Nahum) in an earlier thirteenth-century glass window (w. 102; ca. 1220) in Troyes' cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul:
http://therosewindow.com/pilot/Troyes%20cathedral/w102AB.htm

o) as portrayed in high relief in two earlier thirteenth-century quatrefoils (betw. ca. 1220 and 1236) on the west facade of Amiens' basilique cathédrale Notre-Dame:
1) The Lord compels Habbakuk to write: http://tinyurl.com/jjbpq4t
2) An angel takes Habbakuk to Daniel in Babylon: http://tinyurl.com/zap9w43

p) as depicted (at lower left) in the earlier thirteenth-century north rose window (ca. 1235) in Chartres' basilique cathédrale Notre-Dame:
http://tinyurl.com/psl2taz
Detail view (Habakkuk):
http://therosewindow.com/pilot/Chartres/w121_8.htm 

q) as depicted in a later thirteenth-century bible of French origin (ca. 1251-1275; Paris, BnF, ms. Latin 17947, fol. 300r:)
http://tinyurl.com/jr46mpu

r) as depicted in a later thirteenth-century mosaic (betw. 1260 and 1280) in the north narthex of Venice's basilica cattedrale patriarcale di San Marco:
http://tinyurl.com/ojhd7ot 

s) as depicted (at center) in an earlier fourteenth-century copy (ca. 1301-1325) of Guiard des Moulins' _Bible historiale_ (Paris, BnF, ms. Français 160, fol. 367r):
http://tinyurl.com/nthx9g7

t) as depicted (at left) in an earlier fourteenth-century copy (ca. 1301-1350) of Guiard des Moulins' _Bible historiale_ (Paris, BnF, ms. Français 157, fol. 125r):
http://tinyurl.com/o8r2bwt

u) as depicted (at right) in an earlier fourteenth-century mosaic (ca. 1312) in the former church of the Pammakaristos (Fetiye camii) in Istanbul:
http://tinyurl.com/jtd866k

v) as depicted in the earlier fourteenth-century frescoes (ca. 1312-1321) in the nave of the monastery church of the Theotokos at Gračanica in, depending on one's view of the matter, Serbia's province of Kosovo and Metohija or the Republic of Kosovo:
http://tinyurl.com/psseh2j
Detail view:
http://tinyurl.com/pg37p8h

w) as depicted in the earlier fourteenth-century frescoes (betw. ca. 1313 and 1320) by Michael Astrapas and Eutychios in the dome of the King's Church (dedicated to Sts. Joachim and Anne) at the Studenica monastery near Kraljevo (Raška dist.) in Serbia:
http://tinyurl.com/zqm4j93

x) as depicted (at left; at right, the prophet Zechariah) in the earlier fourteenth-century frescoes (1330s) in the dome of the church of the Hodegetria in the Patriarchate of Peć at Peć in, depending upon one's view of the matter, either the Republic of Kosovo or Serbia's province of Kosovo and Metohija:
http://tinyurl.com/hyghe7t

y) as depicted (center panel at left; same panel at right, St. John Damascene) in the earlier fourteenth-century frescoes (betw. 1335 and 1350) in the church of the Holy Ascension at the Visoki Dečani monastery near Peć in, depending upon one's view of the matter, either the Republic of Kosovo or Serbia's province of Kosovo and Metohija:
http://tinyurl.com/ozhx67t

z) as depicted (left margin at bottom) in a mid-fourteenth-century copy of the Klosterneuburger Evangelienwerk (1340; Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Cod. Gen. 8, fol. 7v):
http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/de/sbs/0008/7v

aa) as depicted in a fifteenth-century glass window panel in the Bergbau und Gotikmuseum, Leogang (Land Salzburg):
http://tinyurl.com/pl9otqv

bb) as portrayed by Donatello in an earlier fifteenth-century statue (ca. 1427-1436) until 1937 on the belltower of Florence's cattedrale di Santa Maria di Fiore and now in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo there:
http://www.nybooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Habakkuk-front.jpg
Detail views (scroll down a bit):
http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2015/03/04/donatello-brought-stone-life/

cc) as depicted (at upper left) in a mid-fifteenth-century copy of the _Speculum humanae salvationis_ in a French-language translation (Paris, BnF, ms. Français 188, fol. 33r):
http://tinyurl.com/q446m43

dd) as depicted in the later fifteenth-century vault frescoes of the loggia dell'Annunciazione in the cloisters of Genoa's chiesa di Santa Maria di Castello:
http://tinyurl.com/hwh85ly

ee) as depicted (right margin, second from top) in a hand-colored woodcut in the Beloit College copy of Hartmann Schedel's late fifteenth-century _Weltchronik_ (_Nuremberg Chronicle_; 1493) at fol. LVv:
http://www.beloit.edu/nuremberg/book/4th_age/left_page/10%20%28Folio%20LVv%29.pdf

Best,
John Dillon
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