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Author Broderick, Herbert R., 1945- author

Title Moses the Egyptian in the illustrated Old English Hexateuch (London, British Library Cotton MS Claudius B.iv) / Herbert R. Broderick
Published Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 239 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates)
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents ""Cover""; ""Half title""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""ONE Ways and Means: Methodology""; ""TWO Traces of a Late Antique Exemplar in MS Claudius B.iv: The Book of Genesis""; ""THREE â#x80;#x9C;And there arose no more a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses . . .â#x80;#x9D;""; ""FOUR â#x80;#x9C;. . . and he knew not that his face was horned . . .â#x80;#x9D;""; ""FIVE The Veil of Moses""; ""SIX Horns of Pan/Horns of Light""; ""SEVEN Additional Attributes of Moses""; ""EIGHT Conclusion: All Horns/No Hats""; ""Notes""
Summary "In Moses the Egyptian, Herbert Broderick analyzes the iconography of Moses in the famous illuminated eleventh-century manuscript known as the Illustrated Old English Hexateuch. A translation into Old English of the first six books of the Bible, the manuscript contains over 390 images, of which 127 depict Moses with a variety of distinctive visual attributes. Broderick presents a compelling thesis that these motifs, in particular the image of the horned Moses, have a Hellenistic Egyptian origin. He argues that the visual construct of Moses in the Old English Hexateuch may have been based on a Late Antique, no longer extant, prototype influenced by works of Hellenistic Egyptian Jewish exegetes, who ascribed to Moses the characteristics of an Egyptian-Hellenistic king, military commander, priest, prophet, and scribe. These Jewish writings were utilized in turn by early Christian apologists such as Clement of Alexandria and Eusebius of Caesarea. Broderick's analysis of this Moses imagery ranges widely across religious divides, art-historical religious themes, and classical and early Jewish and Christian sources. Herbert Broderick is one of the foremost historians in the field of Anglo-Saxon art, with a primary focus on Old Testament iconography. Readers with interests in the history of medieval manuscript illustration, art history, and early Jewish and Christian apologetics will find much of interest in this profusely illustrated study"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 07, 2018)
Subject Moses (Biblical leader) -- Art
Moses (Biblical leader)
British Library. Manuscript. Cotton Claudius B. IV
Art, Egyptian -- Influence
Christian art and symbolism -- England -- Medieval, 500-1500
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Anglo-Saxon -- Themes, motives
ART -- History -- Medieval.
ART -- Subjects & Themes -- General.
Art, Egyptian -- Influence.
Christian art and symbolism -- Medieval.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Anglo-Saxon -- Themes, motives.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- Literature & the Arts.
Genre/Form Art.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017031315
ISBN 0268102074 electronic book
9780268102074 electronic book