Thanks, sarah, for the clue about the object being a censor. Censors are
fascinating to me, as is the whole idea of incense from herbs and the whole
ritual. That would make sense that the dove is connected, when i think of
flight, rising, spirit being...But its all beyond my intellect, more in the
feeling realm at this point.
I just went to the Rosetti web site, which looks very promising. I have not
yet found the poems, though there are continual references to them. I was
glad to see mention of Walter Pater and of Ocscare Wilde as great readers
and interpreters of Rosetti.
Rosetti's sister, Christina is also worthy of attention.
>From: Sarah Cherry <sncherr@...>
>Subject: [anthroposophy] object in Rosetti grail painting
>Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 15:59:44 -0600
>At 9:28 AM -0500 10/31/00, elaine upton wrote:
> >And richard, thanks for the painting by Rosetti! I am not familiar with
> >painting. What is it that is above the woman's head, something gold,
> >out of the mouth of the bird? It's not clear on my screen.
>I was intrigued by your question. I did a search and found an
>incredible site on DGR:
>It's not yet finished, but any fan of Rossetti or the Pre-Raphaelites
>will want to visit.
>I wrote the editor and asked about the object in the bird's mouth. He
>said it was a censer. (a container used to hold incense in religious
>ceremonies.) Having been told that, and looking at the painting once
>again, I do believe I can see a thin wisp of smoke curling above the
>censer towards her hair.
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