Winged Ox Images

Pax of Ariberto (c.1030): Ox of St. Luke

Enamel winged ox, symbol of St. Luke the Evangelist. Detail of the "Pax of Ariberto," created around 1030 or 1040 and given to the Duomo by Archbishop Ariberto. It consists of two panels - the more elaborate one was used to decorate the box in which the cathedral's Gospel book was kept, while the other covered the Gospel book itself. In the 12th century it became part of a "Pax," a panel with a handle that was presented during the ritual of the kiss of peace. Credit: Holly Hayes. .

Image ID
3900
Title
Pax of Ariberto (c.1030): Ox of St. Luke
Caption
Enamel winged ox, symbol of St. Luke the Evangelist. Detail of the "Pax of Ariberto," created around 1030 or 1040 and given to the Duomo by Archbishop Ariberto. It consists of two panels - the more elaborate one was used to decorate the box in which the cathedral's Gospel book was kept, while the other covered the Gospel book itself. In the 12th century it became part of a "Pax," a panel with a handle that was presented during the ritual of the kiss of peace.
Coordinates
45.4644500° N, 9.1918340° E
Places Depicted
Resolution
4600 x 3067 px
File Type
jpg
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Focal Length
55 mm
ISO
800
Date Created
May 12, 2008
Date Uploaded
January 5, 2010
Credit
Holly Hayes