Inscriptions and Interactions: Text and Image on the Cloisters Cross and other Ivories

  title={Inscriptions and Interactions: Text and Image on the Cloisters Cross and other Ivories},
  author={Cynthia J. Hahn},
  journal={Acta Informatica},
  • C. Hahn
  • Published 1970
  • History
  • Acta Informatica
According to the Gospel narratives, a sign of identification was posted on the cross above Christ’s head at the Crucifixion, following Roman custom. The biblical passage in John 19: 19-22 and its exegesis concerning the circumstances of the titulus provides a concise commentary on the Christian use of inscription. The Cross’s inscription is described as multilingual and disputed from the moment of its production, but it also authoritatively affirmed by the Bible passage itself. As it grew in… 
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