Friday, May 19, 2017

The Apostles Receive their Mission

The Apostles Receive their Mission
Jean Fouquet ca. 1420 – 1477/81
illuminated manuscript — 1452-60

Acts 2:17 - And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

The scene illustrates the moment the apostles receive their mission. The fireball is the Holy Spirit, whose rays touch the apostles and the water of the fountain. The apostles immediately start baptizing their students.

This is one of the illuminations Fouquet made for the famous book of hours of the French treasurer √Čtienne Chevalier.
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