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Báculo episcopal
Crosier or Pastoral Staff

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Pazos López, Ángel (2016) Báculo episcopal. Base de datos digital de Iconografía Medieval .

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Abstract

El báculo (lat. baculus) es una insignia episcopal propia de los obispos dentro de los actos litúrgicos y que utilizan también algunos abades o abadesas en la Edad Media, junto a otros símbolos como la mitra o el anillo episcopal. Tiene forma de bastón y sus diversos nombres (férula, pastoral, virga) señalan tanto a su función de soporte al caminar como la del bordón de pastor con el que orientar al ganado, en una clara alusión a la referencia bíblica donde Jesús le dice a Pedro “apacienta mis ovejas” (Jn 21, 17), como innovación a su función apostólica.

Resumen (otros idiomas)

The crosier (also called "pastoral staff") is an episcopal insignia used also by some abbots or abbesses in the Middle Ages. It is a ceremonial staff derived from the one used by the ancient shepherds, the priests or the elder pepople, as a symbol of their experience. The crosier consists of two parts: shaft and volute. The medieval pastoral staff is one of the most frequent iconographic attributes of the bishops in the liturgy and outside it. The most frequent visual scenes where the object appears are the different images of the sacramental liturgy and the ceremonies, especially in the portraits of bishops and their coats of arms.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:liturgia; ornamento; insignia; obispo; autoridad.
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):Liturgy; Ornaments; Pontifical Vestments; Bishop; Episcopal Authority.
Subjects:Humanities > Art history
Humanities > Art history > Gothic art
Humanities > Art history > Medieval art
Humanities > Art history > Romanesque art
Humanities > Religion > Christianity
ID Code:56740
Deposited On:11 Sep 2019 12:27
Last Modified:13 Jul 2020 12:54

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