Canticle of Anna, The
First half of the 12th century
University of Aberdeen, Historic Collections
From the "St. Albans Psalter", created at St. Abans Abbey essentially by Geoffrey de Gorham (or Gorron), Abbot of St. Albans (1119-46). Canticle: 1 Samuel 2:1-10. Eli the priest, with his tonsure, halo and crozier, sits on his seat by a post in the temple. Hannah brings the child God gave her, as an offering to the temple. The child descends from God above. Hannah's arm is raised to indicate her song of praise.