Christ Turns Water into Wine

Circa 586
Manuscript illustration
Rabula Gospels

This is a detail from a "canon table," a way of listing and comparing the four gospels, in the Rabula gospel-book. To see the entire page, follow this link.

Most other images of the miracle from this era omit the Virgin Mary, but in this one she stands on the left with Jesus while servants pour water into chalice-shaped vessels. In four of the vessels the water has already changed into wine.

Unlike Jesus, Mary does not have a halo.

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Read more about images of the miracle at Cana.

Source: Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana