Inscription on plaque
Thread poster: trevorgina

trevorgina
Local time: 22:10
Jun 23, 2011

We bought this plaque (probably made of sandstone) at a second-hand market in Picardy, France. We've been unable to identify the language of the inscription, and been assured that it is not modern French, Latin or Spanish.
Here is a picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/64470088@N08/5863453384/
It would be great to hear if anyone has any ideas on what language it is.


 

Gennady Lapardin  Identity Verified
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Local time: 01:10
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This is very very old Latin :) Jun 24, 2011

Hi trevorgina,

Look at the link below. There is a picture of the same lamb, from Cluny. Should be their (and may be ours) symbol:

The Paschal Lamb was the centerpiece of the fifth bay of the narthex of the Abbey of Cluny. The Latin inscription: HIC PARVUS SCULPOR AGNUS IN CELO MAGNUS means "here I am carved like a little lamb, in heaven I'm great"

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Hi trevorgina,

Look at the link below. There is a picture of the same lamb, from Cluny. Should be their (and may be ours) symbol:

The Paschal Lamb was the centerpiece of the fifth bay of the narthex of the Abbey of Cluny. The Latin inscription: HIC PARVUS SCULPOR AGNUS IN CELO MAGNUS means "here I am carved like a little lamb, in heaven I'm great"

http://www.geolocation.ws/v/W/4dec14e887865635a7000c2d/the-paschal-lamb-was-the-centerpiece-of/en
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trevorgina
Local time: 22:10
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Thanks Gennady Jun 24, 2011

To Gennady Lapardin
Thankyou so much for your solution to our mystery.
Trevor & Gina.


 


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