Friday, February 6, 2009

Christian Allegory by Jan Provost

Christian Allegory (1510-1515). Jan Provost. Musée du Louvre, Paris. Image courtesy of Web Gallery of Art.

The eye of God stares out at us from above Christ who wields the double-edged sword of the Word. On the right Christ's bride holds the Lily of Mercy and frees the dove of the Holy Spirit. The soul, with its thumbs forms a vesica pisces while gazing upwards. [Godwin, 84.]