Epigrams in the picture: Happy Easter!

Posted on 12/04/2020

The DBBE team wishes you all a happy Easter! 🐣🐇

This beautiful miniature of the Resurrection of Christ can be found immediately after the miniature we shared on Good Friday (definitely go and have a look!), in the 14th-century Gospel Athos Batopediou 937. Also this illumination is accompanied by a short poem written above and below.


✒️ Ἅιδην νεκρώσας καὶ κενώσας τοὺς τάφους
προῆλθε Χριστὸς ἐξαναστὰς τοῦ τάφου.

📖 Hades tötend und die Gräber leerend
trat Christus vor, auferstanden aus dem Grab.


🌐 https://www.dbbe.ugent.be/types/2783
📸 A. Rhoby, 2018, Ausgewählte Byzantinische Epigramme in Illuminierten Handschriften. Wien: 644