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Christ driving the Moneychangers from the Temple

  • Original object type: Artefact
  • Title: Christ driving the Moneychangers from the Temple
  • Corporate Creators: Eric Gill
  • Description:

    Along the cornice is inscribed: AGITE NUNC, DIVITES, PLORATE ULULANTES IN MISERIIS VESTRIS, QUAE ADVENIENT VOBIS. DIVITIAE VESTRAE PUTREFACTAE SUNT (Vulgate, James, V, 1 :'Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl in your miseries which shall come upon you. your riches are putrid.' In the panel above the dog: ET CUM FECISSET QUASI FLAGELLUM DE FUNICULIS, OMNES EJECIT DE TEMPLO, ET NUMULARIORUM EFFUDIT AES, ET MENSAS SUBVERTIT. ET DIXIT: NOLITE FACERE DOMUM PATRIS MEI DOMUM NEGOTIATIONIS (Vulgate, John, II, 15: 'And when he had made as it were a little whip of cords, he ejected all from the temple, and the money of the moneychangers he poured out and overthrew their tables. And he sais, Do not make ny Father's house a house of commercialism'.

  • Date range: c.1921
  • Keywords: University public sculpture
  • Subjects: University Subjects > Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
  • Depositing User: - libemu
  • Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2013 10:49
  • Last Modified: 07 May 2015 18:56