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Historical Archive: Beds

representations follow surviving objects
See also see Nativity.


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Oseberg bed rail, beech wood, c.834, OsloVSM, which has its own pages
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Oseberg bed rail animal head, c.834, OsloVSM, which has its own pages
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healing of the paralytic, gold-glass, 4th c., Vat 60686
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Healing of a paralytic: lanx fragment, African red slipware, Carthage c.360-420, BM MME 1986,0701.6
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healing of the Haemorrhoissa, the Paralytic, and the Demoniac, ivory panel, Rome c.400, Louvre OA 7876, 7877, 7878. For other views see Louvre.
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left: life of Dionysus, ivory pyxis, 5th c., Bologna pcr 12, which has its own page
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paralytic: Christian pyxis, ivory, 5th-6th c., Bologna BIZ 2, which has its own page
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Joseph assaulted and arrested: Cathedra of Maximian, ivory, 546-56, RavArchMus, which has its own page with another bed
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Andrews diptych, ivory, early 9th c. or poss 5th c., V&A A.47&A-1926. For oblique view see V&A.
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pendant reliquary, Constantinople 10th-11th c., BM AF.354, which has its own page
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Dormition of the Virgin, ivory, late 10th-c. Constantinople, DO BZ.1937.5
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Dormition of the Virgin: Christ with Virgin's soul, ivory, late 10th-c. Constantinople, DO BZ.1937.5
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Dormition of the Virgin (oblique view), ivory, late 10th-c. Constantinople, DO BZ.1937.5
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Dormition of the Virgin, ivory, 11th c., Hermitage
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Sainte Chasse, 12th c. Byzantine ivory, Sens CT 143, which has its own page
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Alexander casket, Byzantine ivory, prob. 12th c., poss. 6th or 9th c., Darmstadt Kg 54:215a-d, which has its own page
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Dormition: Lisbjerg Altar frontal/retable/arch c.1135-50, gilded copper, NMD D287. This work has its own page.
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Nativity: Chartres west façade center 1140s-c.1150. For more views see Chartres.
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Dream of Joseph: Chartres west windows 1145-1155. For more views see Chartres.
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Chartres west windows 1145-1155. For more views see Chartres.
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Judgment of Solomon capital: mother in bed, marble c.1150-75, from cloister of St. Ruf, Valence, Louvre R.F. 4214. This work has its own page.
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vision of Constantine: Stavelot Triptych, Mosan, c.1156-58, Morgan AZ001, which has its own page.
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David summons Solomon (right), Solomon on David's mule (III Kings 1:32-38), walrus ivory, Germany c.1170-80, V&A 275-1867
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Dormition of the Virgin: Pisa Cathedral doors, bronze, Bonannus of Pisa c.1180. This work has its own page.
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nave ceiling Tree of Jesse, 1200-50, which has its own page, St. Michael's, Hildesheim, which has its own pages
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ambulatory window, 1213-20, Canterbury cathedral, which has its own glass page.
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Virgin and Child base, 1334, Sens cathedral. This object has its own page.
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Life of St. Martin of Tours, embroidered altar frontal, 2nd half of 14th c., MRAH. This work has its own page.
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Arca di Sant' Agostino, 1362-aft. 1409, San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro, Pavia. This work has its own page.
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Apocalypse cycle c.1363/65: Karlstejn Castle, Chapel of the Virgin Mary, which has its own own page.
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birth of John the Baptist: Baptistery, cathedral of Padua, 1376 frescoes: Giusto de' Menabuoi. This work has its own pages.
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Judith and Holofernes, oak choir stalls, 1420, Roskilde cathedral, which has its own page
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Dormition of the Virgin, mid 15th c., Tretyakov Gallery Moscow. This object has its own page.
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Life of Mary polyptych from Hamburg cathedral, Absolon Stumme 1499, MNW Śr. 432. This work has its own page with another example.
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Annunciation and Arma Christi, wood rosary bead, south Low Countries, early 16th c., Cluny: Louvre OA347
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Annunciation and Arma Christi, wood rosary bead, south Low Countries, early 16th c., Cluny: Louvre OA347
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Charles Guillot, Carmelite nuns in the Infirmary, oil on canvas 18th c., MAHSD
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Hercules and Omphale, François Boucher 1732-34, Pushkin Ж 2764
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ambulatory window, Samuel Caldwell Jr. 1919-49, Canterbury cathedral, which has its own glass page.