On the other hand, many art works from period use local contemporary dress
and fashion to depict biblical themes and so are excellent sources of
documentation. It was difficult for many period artists to
conceptualize historical dress as they didn't have the type of knowledge
base current artists have. It will take much more research, however
.At 10:43 PM 12/6/2004, you wrote:
>Thank you Nest. It seems, if I have found the correct Psalm 10 of David, that
>the passage it may illustrate is actually Psalm 11:2 ... "For look, the
>wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot
>shadows at the upright in heart." Nothing in the previous Psalm refers
>directly to bows or arrows or such but is of the same tone simply
>continued in 10.
>Now while the document itself was produced in period it is highly unlikely
>that it can be considered evidentiary of back quivers being use in period in
>that geographical location. The illustration it seems depicts a biblical
>and I would suspect the artist to his license to capture the passage in
>biblical period form, including the dress, especially the bow, arrows and
>the quiver in "mixed metaphor" if you will. Much like a previous
>the Queens portrait depicting her as Diana.
>I think we can hardly consider this a period reference for the back quiver.
>Thanks again for posting those pictures. After reading Psalms envolved I'd
>actually like to see the whole of the first from the original Utrecht
>Another time maybe.