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|CSM Number : 162|
|Short name:||The Statue that Moved to the High Altar||Alternative:||Statue moves to High Altar|
|Incipit:||As sas figuras muit’ onrrar|
|Refrain:||As sas figuras muit’ onrrar/ devemos da Virgen sen par.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Cañete||Protagonist(s):||a statue of the Virgin|
A knight gave a statue of the Virgin to a church on the outskirts of Cañete, near the gate.
He placed it on the main altar and it remained there for a long time, performing many miracles.
When the bishop of Cuenca came there, he ordered the statue to be removed because he did not like the look of it.
A priest removed the statue from the altar, but the next day he found that it had resumed its former place.
Thinking someone had shifted the statue, the priest moved it once again and locked the church.
When he returned at dawn, he found the statue had returned to the main altar, and he showed it to those assembled for mass. Everyone praised the Virgin for the miracle and people came to worship and make offerings.
|Stanza:||8 10 8 10 8 8 [S1-2] or 10 [S3-8]||Refrain:||8 8|
|No. of Stanzas:||8|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bcbcaa||Zejel:|
|T162, E162, ToAppendix 06|
|altar, bishop, cross, entrance (barred), image (of Virgin Mary), mass, priest|
|Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem|
|La música de las Cantigas de Santa María del rey Alfonso el Sabio. Facsímil, transcripción y estudio crítico vol. III|
|Ambiguidade, repetição, interpretação: o caso das Cantigas de Santa Maria 162 e 267|
Ferreira, Manuel Pedro
|Saint and Simulacra: Images of the Virgin in the Cantigas de Santa María of Alfonso X of Castile (1252-1284)|
Jackson, Deirdre Elizabeth
|Questões de estructura estrófica nas Cantigas de Santa Maria: estructuras múltiplas, assimetrias e continuações inconsistentes|
|Tres ensayos sobre el arte en las Cantigas de Santa Maria de Alfonso el Sabio|
Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier
|Las Cantigas del Rey Sabio|