Friday, March 29, 2013

No One Was With Me, Isaiah 63.2-3

For Easter, 2013
Depiction of Christ in Majesty (left), Crucifixion (right) from the Stammheim Missal, used at Hildesheim (Germany) in the 1170s.  If you look on the bottom of right page, you can observe a man treading grapes in a vat.  The banners reference Isaiah 63.2-3: 'Why are your robes red, and your garments like theirs who tread the wine press?  I have trodden the wine press alone and from the peoples no one was with me', a pre-figuration of the solitude of the crucifixion.
Stammheim Missal, Getty Collection, Los Angeles MS 64, f. 85v-86v

A happy Easter to all!  He is risen!

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