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In parts of Eastern Europe, there was some scratching out that occurred
because of peasant sorcery. They would use the paint from the icons to mix
into potions and such.

On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 11:44 PM, CARLOS S <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
> A good monography on the Christ Child in the Annunciation:
>
> -
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> Parvulus puer in Annuntiatione Virginis Un estudio sobre la iconografía
> de la Encarnación:
> https://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/articulo?codigo=
> 152176&orden=198553&info=link
>
>
> Carlos Sastre
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 6:35 PM, James Bugslag <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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>> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
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>> The best known example of such a “homunculus” in an Annunciation scene is
>> that in the Merode Altarpiece of Robert Campin (aka the Master of
>> Flemalle), c.1420. I’m not aware of scratched-out examples, but such
>> scratching out may have been done earlier than the Reformation.  This
>> particular way of representing the Annunciation was denounced, I believe by
>> St Antoninus of Florence in the mid-15th century, as encouraging the
>> heretical belief that Christ’s humanity was sent down from heaven, rather
>> than the enfleshment occurring in the Virgin’s womb.  There is quite a
>> large literature on the Merode Altarpiece which undoubtedly treats this in
>> detail.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Jim
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *From: *medieval-religion - Scholarly discussions of medieval religious
>> culture <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Laura Saetveit
>> Miles <[log in to unmask]>
>> *Reply-To: *medieval-religion - Scholarly discussions of medieval
>> religious culture <[log in to unmask]>
>> *Date: *Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 2:04 AM
>> *To: *"[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]
>> .UK>
>> *Subject: *[M-R] Annunciation images with Christ homunculus scratched
>> out?
>>
>>
>>
>> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
>>
>> Dear list,
>>
>> I have been enjoying learning from all your emails and now for the first
>> time call upon your knowledge. I am looking for medieval images of the
>> Annunciation that feature a little infant Christ floating down to Mary,
>> usually on beams of light, where the Christ homunculus has been scratched
>> out or otherwise removed by iconoclastic reformers. I'm especially
>> interested in English evidence but anything will help.
>>
>> Thank you in advance for any leads!
>>
>> Best wishes from Bergen, Norway,
>>
>> Laura
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Dr. Laura Saetveit Miles
>>
>> English Literature
>> Førsteamanuensis, Institutt for Fremmedspråk, Universitet i Bergen
>>
>> Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen
>> www.laurasaetveitmiles.com
>>
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