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Re: FEAST - A Celebration for the Day (Jan. 25): The Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle

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medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

Metz, Cathédrale Saint-Étienne, Bay 14,dated by Meredith Lillich

?c.1215:

General view of St Paul glass in Bay 14:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4308854541

Paul on road to Damascus:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4309874158

Paul led blind into Damascus:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/5388779786

Paul preaching to hostile Jews in Damscus(?):

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/5388784924

Escaping from Damascus in a basket:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4308859271



Gordon Plumb





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Sent: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 23:36

Subject: [M-R] FEAST - A Celebration for the Day (Jan. 25): The

Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle



medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and

culture



Some period-pertinent images of the Conversion of St. Paul (_latiore

sensu_, including not just Paul's experience on the road to Damascus

but also other events from his commissioning by the Temple to arrest

Christians through his baptism by St. Ananias of Damascus [in the Roman

Martyrology, separately commemorated today] to his first preaching

Christ in synagogues and his escape from Damascus in a basket [Acts

9:1-25]):



a) as depicted (four scenes) in a full-page illumination in the earlier

ninth-century First Bible of Charles the Bald (844?; Paris, BnF, ms.

Latin 1, fol. 386v):

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8455903b/f780.item.zoom



b) as depicted (two scenes: blinded by the light; led into Damascus) in

the earlier twelfth-century Admont Bible (Vienna, Österreichische

Nationalbibliothek, Cod. ser. nov. 2702, fol. 199v):

http://regi.oszk.hu/siteeszkoz/kepek/kiallit/virtualis/3kodex/admont/n29.jpg



c) as depicted (two scenes) in the mid-twelfth-century Childood of

Christ and Life of St. Paul window (w. 103):

1) blinded by the light; led into Damascus (panel A1):

http://www.medievalart.org.uk/lemans/103_pages/LeMans_Bay103_PanelA1.htm

2) escapes from Damascus in a basket (panel C3):

http://www.medievalart.org.uk/lemans/103_pages/LeMans_Bay103_PanelC3.htm



d) as depicted (at left, starting from the top: preaches in Damascus;

escapes from Damascus in a basket) in a mid-twelfth-century glossed

manuscript of the Epistles (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Auct. D.1.13,

fol. 1r):

http://www.wga.hu/art/zgothic/miniatur/1101-150/1english/14englis.jpg



e) as depicted (five scenes) in the mid-twelfth-century Bible des

comtes de Champagne (ca. 1145; Avranches, Bibliothèque d'Avranches, ms.

2391):

1) blinded by the light (fol. 204r):

http://www.enluminures.culture.fr/Wave/savimage/enlumine/irht7/IRHT_109920-p.jpg

2) led into Damascus (fol. 209v):

http://www.enluminures.culture.fr/Wave/savimage/enlumine/irht7/IRHT_109921-p.jpg

3) cured of his blindness by Ananias (fol. 214v):

http://www.enluminures.culture.fr/Wave/savimage/enlumine/irht18/IRHT_109923-p.jpg

4) baptized by Ananias (fol. 217v):

http://www.enluminures.culture.fr/Wave/savimage/enlumine/irht7/IRHT_109924-p.jpg

5) escapes from Damascus in a basket (fol. 224v):

http://www.enluminures.culture.fr/Wave/savimage/enlumine/irht7/IRHT_109930-p.jpg



f) as depicted (four scenes) in the mid- or slightly later

twelfth-century mosaics of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo:

1) his commissioning by the Temple:

http://tinyurl.com/zbzu2gm

2) blinded by the light; led into Damascus:

http://tinyurl.com/gnh23ny

3) baptized by Ananias:

http://tinyurl.com/hxchdn3

https://www.flickr.com/photos/heffelumpen9/6238777253/lightbox/

4) preaches in Damascus; escapes from Damascus in a basket:

http://tinyurl.com/hntrs2n

http://www.marymom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/P1050773.jpg



g) as depicted (escapes from Damascus in a basket) on a later

twelfth-century enamel plaque (ca. 1180-1185; probably from a reliquary

casket) in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28433765@N07/6288814157/



h) as depicted in the late twelfth-century mosaics (ca. 1182) in the

basilica cattedrale di Santa Maria Nuova in Monreale:

1) baptized by Ananias:

http://tinyurl.com/hmxlqzd

2) escapes from Damascus in a basket:

http://tinyurl.com/juytctt

http://www.pimeitm.pcn.net/n080629.jpg



i) as depicted in two of four panels of a full-page illumination in the

late twelfth-century so-called Bible of Saint Bertin (ca. 1190-1200;

Den Haag, KB, ms. 76 F 5, fol. 24v, sc. 2A and 2B):

1) blinded by the light:

http://www.introibo.fr/IMG/jpg/0125conversion3.jpg

http://manuscripts.kb.nl/zoom/BYVANCKB%3Amimi_76f5%3A024v_min_a2

2) baptized by Ananias:

http://manuscripts.kb.nl/zoom/BYVANCKB%3Amimi_76f5%3A024v_min_b2



j) as depicted (blinded by the light) in a late thirteenth-century copy

of French origin of the _Legenda aurea_ (San Marino, CA, Huntington

Library, ms. HM 3027, fol. 27r):

http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/ds/huntington/images//000861A.jpg



k) as depicted (blinded by the light) in the late thirteenth-century

(ca. 1285-1290) Livre d'images de Madame Maries (Paris, BnF, ms.

Nouvelle acquisition française 16251, fol. 61v):

http://tinyurl.com/yj7mv89



l) as depicted (blinded by the light) in the earlier fourteenth-century

Belleville Breviary (ca. 1323-1326; Paris, BnF, ms. Latin 10483, fol.

142v):

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8451634m/f286.item.r=.langFR.zoom



m) as depicted (five scenes in three panels) 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 on

one's view of the matter, either the Republic of Kosovo or Serbia's

province of Kosovo and Metohija:

1) his commissioning by the Temple; blinded by the light; led into

Damascus

http://tinyurl.com/z2tl8y6

Detail view (Paul after the blinding)

http://tinyurl.com/jz7gca3

2) baptized by Ananias:

http://tinyurl.com/hcjd7mr

3) preaches in Damascus:

http://tinyurl.com/judqezt



n) as depicted (blinded by the light) in the later fourteenth-century

Breviary of Charles V (ca. 1364-1370; Paris, BnF, ms. Latin 1052, fol.

330r):

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84525491/f669.item.zoom



o) as depicted (blinded by the light) by Lorenzo Veneziano on a later

fourteenth-century predella panel with scenes of St. Peter and St. Paul

(ca. 1369) in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2293/2214719838_e4b77322dc_b.jpg

The panel as a whole:

http://tinyurl.com/z97hspd



p) as depicted (blinded by the light) in a later fourteenth-century

copy of Guiard des Moulins' _Grande Bible historiale complétée_

(1371-1372; Den Haag, Museum Meermanno, ms. 10 B 23, fol. 559r):

http://manuscripts.kb.nl/zoom/BYVANCKB%3Amimi_mmw_10b23%3A559r_min



q) as depicted in two panel paintings on a predella shutter of the

later fourteenth-century so-called Böhmischer Altar (ca. 1375-1380) in

the south transept of the  Dom St. Peter und Paul in Brandenburg an der

Havel (Land Brandenburg):

1) blinded by the light:

http://www.sagen.at/doku/calendar/images/Paulus_Brandenburg.jpg

2) escapes from Damascus in a basket:

http://tinyurl.com/zclwff4

http://tinyurl.com/hwtm296



r) as depicted (blinded by the light) in a late fourteenth-century

fresco (ca. 1390) in south transept of the Basilika Mariä Himmelfahrt

at Gurk (Kärnten):

http://tinyurl.com/zpjdt3a



s) as depicted (blinded by the light) in an earlier fifteenth-century

copy of Marco Polo's _Le devisement du monde_ (ca. 1410-1412; Paris,

BnF, ms. Français 2810, fol. 131v):

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b52000858n/f268.item.zoom



t) as depicted (blinded by the light) in an illuminated initial "S" on

a detached leaf from a mid-fifteenth-century gradual of north Italian

origin (ca. 1440-1450; Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, ms. 41):

http://tinyurl.com/hxxcpuy

http://tinyurl.com/hvl5kda



u) as depicted (blinded by the light) by Jean Fouquet in his now

dismembered mid-fifteenth-century Hours of Étienne Chevalier (1450s;

this folio in the Musée Condé, Chantilly [Oise], ms. Fr. 71):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Saint_Paul.jpg



v) as depicted (blinded by the light) in the mid-fifteenth-century

Hours of Simon de Varie (ca. 1455; from Paris; Den Haag, KB, Ms. 74 G

37a, fol. 3v):

http://manuscripts.kb.nl/zoom/BYVANCKB%3Amimi_74g37a%3A003v_min



w) as depicted (at lower right; blinded by the light) in a

mid-fifteenth-century Bible moralisée from Bruges (ca. 1455-1460; Den

Haag, KB, Ms. 76 E 7, fol. 234v):

http://manuscripts.kb.nl/zoom/BYVANCKB%3Amimi_76e7%3A234v_min



x) as depicted (three scenes) in a later fifteenth-century copy of

Vincent of Beauvais' _Speculum historiale_ in its French-language

version by Jean de Vignay (1463; Paris, BnF, ms. Français 50, fol.

242r):

http://tinyurl.com/ybr7orx



y) as depicted (blinded by the light) in a hand-colored woodcut in the

Beloit College copy of Hartmann Schedel's late fifteenth-century

_Weltchronik_ (_Nuremberg Chronicle_; 1493) at fol. CIIIv:

https://www.beloit.edu/nuremberg/book/images/New%20Testament/big/Conversion%20of%20St.%20Paul%20CIIIv.jpg



z) as depicted in the very late fourteenth- or earlier

fifteenth-century Breviary of Martin of Aragon (Paris, BnF, ms.

Rothschild 2529, fol. 309v):

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b52000996s/f620.item.zoom



Best,

John Dillon





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