• Et sinistra manu capillum eius ad se adducens L’adoption d’un motif antique dans l’iconographie du sacrifice d’Abraham

    Author(s):
    Begonya Cayuela (see profile)
    Date:
    2008
    Subject(s):
    Early medieval art, Romanesque art
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Gen 22, Iconography of the sacrifice of Isaac
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M66N8K
    Abstract:
    A reference frame: the images with the sacrifice of Abraham, one of the Biblical subjects that have enjoyed greater popularity since its first appearance in Christian art. A proposal: this paper suggests an iconographic route for this peculiar motif that has not been sufficiently noticed by the scholars. A gesture: on the verge of completing the sacrifice of his son, Abraham grasps the hair of Isaac with such impetus that out of its closed fist excels a hair tuft. Considering the first appearance of this motif and its geographic and chronological distribution, a discrete series is obtained that allows some conjectures. Once a sequence is drawn, it is envisaged an old origin for this iconographical issue. Finally, a possible interpretation is suggested to clarify the reasons to adopt the motif to an established visual pattern.
    Notes:
    Author : Begoña Cayuela
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    Published
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