The horned Moses in medieval art and thought.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Mellinkoff, Ruth.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Berkeley, University of California Press, 1970.
Series:California studies in the history of art ; 14.
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Table of Contents:
  • Eleventh-century England, the place where Moses first is represented with horns
  • Eleventh-century England: a place of originality
  • The stimulus from vernacular texts
  • The possible influence of liturgical drama on the new iconography for Moses
  • Ancient use of horns on helmets reflected in the horned headdress of Moses in the Aelfric Paraphrase
  • The spread of the horned Moses image
  • Commentary of the theologians
  • The bishop's mitre
  • Religious literature of the Middle Ages
  • Ambiguity of the meaning of horns: horns of dishonor as well as horns of honor.