Visual Representatives of the Trinity; An Historical Survey

Visual Representatives of the Trinity; An Historical Survey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...lamp, illustrated in Bartoli (LA 60). The Dove sits perched upon the monogram of Christ, forming with it the handle of the lamp. The bowl is round, unornamented, with one round opening in the center, suggesting an intentional representation of the eternity of God the Father, and thus forming with the Dove and Cross an unusual emblem of the Trinity. Montault says, "The Greeks have created a special type for the Trinity: a book is placed upon a throne before a cross (adosse a une croix). The throne symbolizes the Father; the cross the Son, and the book the Holy Spirit, who has spoken by the sacred authors, who owe to him their inspiration" (IBM II 30). No example of this has come under my notice. The reredos of the Chapel of St. Ambrose, in the Cathedral of St. John The Divine, New York city, af fords a modern example of symbolic representation of the Trinity.' Above in the vertical axis, the Eye of God is shown within a triangle, inscribed in a circle surrounded by a sunburst. Beneath this emblem, the Dove of the Spirit hovers just above the Cross. EXAMPLES Divers subjects; the symbol or figure of God the Father being represented above the Dove and Christ. (4) Transfiguration; (5) Mv; (8) 9 C; (9) PBN fonds grec. No. 510; (10) ERF ii 72; (11) Ibid. 71. (3) Greek Artist; (8) 14 C; (10) TW 78. (3) Greek Artist; (4) Christ as the Grand Archbishop; (8) 16 C; (10) DI 312: I 306. (1) Tres riches Hueres du Duc de Berry; (4) Feeding of the Five Thousand; (9) Chantilly; (10) HC LX. ' (3) School of Hans Memling 1430-1494; (4) Saint Christopher; (5) Px; (6) Vertical with lunette above; (7) 41 x 24; (9) Dresden 802; (10) Braun 1843. ' The arch at the entrance to this chapel also shows a representation of the Trinity....show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236900995
  • 9781236900999