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    The crucifixion and the world in the Drogo Sacramentary

    Champion, Matthew (2007) The crucifixion and the world in the Drogo Sacramentary. Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association 3 (1), pp. 105-112. ISSN 1449-9320.

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    The crucifixion miniature contained in the Drogo Sacramentary is a beautiful Carolingian portrayal of the crucifixion. In the image, an ambiguous figure sits to Christ's left at the foot of the cross. Who is he? This article proposes new readings of both the ambiguous figure and subsequently the entire image by examining them in relation to literary sources (John's Gospel and its interpretation by Augustine and Hrabanus Maurus), liturgical and artistic manuscript contexts (Palm Sunday, images for holy week), and historical context (Carolingian imperial iconography). The reading explores some possible interpretations created by the complex layering of meaning in the art and theology of this period.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 18:39
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:30


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