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Re: Béziers Jesus

That's possible too - I just wonder about there being only one "flower" at the end. It has to mean something , that's for sure. I'm confident there is a tradition for this image/style of Jesus, and it must be present in other places in the south of France, perhaps more towards Avignon, Marseille, Ai...

Re: Béziers Jesus

And what is the plant he is holding? A reed (it looks like a bullrush)? http://www.rosscaldwell.com/images/tarotart/stjacquesbaton.jpg I'll bet this Jesus is a very specific iconographical tradition, "the giver of life" or something, which if we could locate it might give us one with a leafy loinclo...

Re: The tarot from Bologna

The early painted cards show gender pairing was important to the 'scheme' from early on; I think it more probable the other way round, a misunderstood or offensive popesse was turned into a second pope. Sure gender pairing was important from early on. Arguing which way of development was more proba...

Re: Béziers Jesus

Here are the other carvings on the retable - I don't know what story they might be telling, but it could be that this was offered to the Church as a votive after some miracle, perhaps shown by the brothers entering the burning building on the first panel. http://www.rosscaldwell.com/images/tarotart/...

Re: Popes: Beards and Crosiers

Here is a page with portraits of a lot of Popes - http://www.topfoto.co.uk/gallery/95popes/default.htm Indeed it can be seen that some Popes wore full beards, others were beardless, and sometimes it was just bit of a goatee. I think the Tarot's images should be considered "fantasy" images, not a por...

Béziers Jesus

Here is a Jesus that resembles the Viéville and the Noblet/Dodal types, from the Church of St. Jacques (James) in my town of Béziers. I couldn't find a date anywhere on the retable (which I think is the right name for it, behind the altar against the east wall, used for keeping the reserve host (the...

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