TITLE

ÉCLIPSE OU APOCALYPSE, REMARQUES AUTOUR DU NŒUD DU DRAGON DANS LES MINIATURES DES COMMENTAIRES DE L'APOCALYPSE DE BEATUS DE LIÉBANA

AUTHOR(S)
CAIOZZO, Anna
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
Médiévales;2013, Vol. 65, p125
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The dragons of the oldest Mozarabic miniatures of the Commentaries of the Apocalypse by the monk Beatus of Liébana are decorated with a strange dragon knot shaped as a heart, a form that already exists in cylinder seals from the archaic Middle East. This knot has become the symbol of eclipses in astrology and more generally that of the eighth planet, known in the Islamic era as the Dragon (al-Jawzahar), an Indian and Iranian legacy that Christian miniaturists have used-perhaps fortuitously-for their apocalyptic dragons.
ACCESSION #
92749524

 

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