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  Artwork: God shall break the heads of his enemies, the hairy crown of them that walk in their sins
  Artist: UNKNOWN; Illustrator of 'St. Albans Psalter', England, first half of 12th century
  Date: First half of the 12th century
  Technique: Miniature
  Location: University of Aberdeen, Historic Collections
  Notes: From the "St. Albans Psalter", created at St. Abans Abbey essentially by Geoffrey de Gorham (or Gorron), Abbot of St. Albans (1119-46). Psalms 68:21: God leans out of heaven to strike an embracing couple with a sword. The sword touches the man's hair. Beside them, another embracing couple look aghast. The two women wear red dresses, the colour of lust. The tree represents the Garden of Eden, a reminder of the first sin. In this example the sin is lust.
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  Subject: 68: God Brings Judgment and Salvation

  Hosts: University of Aberdeen, Historic Collections  [IMAGE]