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Unformatted text preview: . This association is often given as a reason why the fish is associated with Christianity. Slide 9-97: Three Fish , Prospero. The Book of Symbols: Magic. San Francisco: Chronicle, 1944. p. 22 A figure showing Three Entwined Fish has double symbolism, both of baptism and of the Trinity. The Vesica as Aureole Slide 9-98: Christ Pantocrater Master of Tahull, c. 1123. Fisher, Sally. The Square Halo. NY: Abrams, 1995. p. 91 The Middle Ages saw numerous appearances of the vesica used as an aureole, a field of radiance surrounding the entire body, a sort of body halo surrounding holy figures. This use continued into the Renaissance. It is the most common use of the vesica as an art motif. Interpreting the aureole as a Venn diagram, it could represent the uniting of God and man or the intersection of two realms, earthly and divine....
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