Friday, August 14, 2009

The Assumption

Vasco Fernandes (also known as the Grão Vasco), c.1475 1592 (active 1500-1542 in Viseu)
Assunção da Virgem / Assumption of the Virgin
c. 1511-15
Oil on wood, 132x104 cm.
Museu Grão Vasco, Viseu, Portugal

7 "Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool-
8 Arise, O LORD, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might."
Psalm 131 (132) verses 7 and 8

10: "Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;
11: So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.
12: And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.
13: The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.
14: She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee. "
Psalm 44 (45) verses 10 -14

"Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?"
Song of Solomon Chapter 3, verse 6

"Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards."
Song of Solomon Chapter 4, verse 8

"My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her."
Song of Solomon, Chapter 6, verse 9

"When this mortal thing hath put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory."
I Corinthians 15:54