Rothschild Canticles (f. 57r): Mary as a palm tree
ID
 
127
 
Original Country
 
France
 
Sorting Title
 
Rothschild Canticles (f. 57r): Mary as a palm tree
 
Subject
 

Description: The Virgin Mary stands atop a tree with her hands raised. At the foot of the mountain, 4 crowned Virgins kneel in prayer. On raised wooden platforms that flank the mountain, two figures point upward towards the Virgin.

Interpretation: The image is a heavenly vision that awaits the elect in Sion. The praying women represent the blessed in Heaven among whom Mary finds her resting place. Mt. Sion is the Heavenly Jerusalem.

 
Creation Date
 
ca. 1300
 
Century
 
14th
 
Style Genre
 
Medieval
 
Work Type
 
dissertation/thesis
 
Measurements
 
ca. 118 x 84 mm
 
Format Medium
 

miniature

 
Original Location
 

Flanders or Upper Rhineland

 
Provenance
 

Collection of William Alexander Douglas, Duke of Hamilton and Brandon.
Reverend Walter Sneyd, gift from Douglas in 1856.
Sotheby, sold 16 December 1903, no.513 Bernard Quaritch, London.
Collection of Edmond de Rothschild, MS 98, sold 24 June 1968 no.1 in Paris, Palais GalliƩra.
Acquired from H.P. Kraus in 1968 as the gift of Edwin J. Beinecke.

 
Current Repository
 

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

 
Repository Number
 
MS 404
 
Image of Rothschild Canticles (f. 57r): Mary as a palm tree.