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|CSM Number : 46|
|Short name:||The Moor who Venerated an Image of the Virgin Mary||Alternative:||Saracen and Mary Image|
|Incipit:||Porque ajan de seer/ seus miragres mais sabudos|
|Refrain:||Porque ajan de seer/ seus miragres mais sabudos/ da Virgen, deles fazer/ vai ant’ omees descreudos.|
|Summary of narrative|
A Moor made war on Christians and won a great booty.
He divided the spoils, keeping for himself an image of the Virgin, which he put in a high place and dressed in gold garments.
He often gazed at it, but could not overcome his doubts about the Incarnation.
He vowed that if God would make himself known, he would convert to Christianity.
No sooner had he spoken, than the image’s breasts turned to flesh and milk began to flow from them.
When the Moor saw this he wept, summoned a priest, and was baptised. Many other Moors were also converted.
|Stanza:||7 7 7 7 7 7 3 7'||Refrain:||7 7' 7 7'|
|No. of Stanzas:||8|
|Rhyme scheme:||ABAB | cdcdcddb||Zejel:||Yes|
|T46, E46, To59|
|Contigit Saracenum quendam habuisse imaginem (236)|
|baptism, booty, breast, conversion, image (of Virgin Mary), incarnation, milk (of image of Virgin Mary), milk (of Virgin Mary), Muslims/Moors, stain, warfare|
|Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem|
|Saracen and Mary Image||Vincent de Beauvais
|Saracen and Mary Image||John of Garland
|Saracen and Mary Image||Gautier de Coinci
|Saracen and Mary Image||Mariale Magnum
(Paris Bibliothèque Nationale lat 3177)
|Saracen and Mary Image||Miraculorum B. Mariae. libri III
|The Cantigas, or ’Songs of Praise of St. Mary’|
Burns, Robert I.
|Iconos dentro de la miniaturas de las Cantigas de Santa Maria|
|Sources of the Cantigas of Alfonso el Sabio [AC]|
Dexter, Elise Forsythe
|El arte mayor de Juan de Mena|
|Las Cantigas de Santa Maria del Rey Alfonso el Sabio|
Martínez Molina, Laura
|Osservazioni sulle Cantigas di Alfonso X e sui Miracles di Gautier de Coincy|
|Art of Estrangement: Redefining Jews in Reconquest Spain|
Patton, Pamela A.
|De música y métrica gallegas|
Ribera y Tarragó, Julián
|Alfonso X el Sabio y la pintura sobre tabla|
Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier