In this article posted here - http://www.portail-rennes-le-chateau.com/sanch.htm there is a reference to a painting, supposedly of the tomb at Arles-sur-Tech [i am not entirely sure where the painting is found, perhaps in the church?], with a photo of the painting included in the article. The authors note the curious resemblance between this representation and the tomb at Arques - which Poussin allegedly painted in "The Arcadian Shepherds".
The authors of the article further assert that;
"What you should know is that Poussin's painting is only [a] representation among others of a tomb from which there flows springs of water. ... Indeed.... on Bibles of Stenay and Lille, [there are?] bookplate's on the cover page showing
Poussin's painting, this time with a tomb where the healing waters flow; and with the words: "sapientibus" .... It is not a rare case, as Guercino in 1618, and in the book "Cueur d’amours espris' by René d'Anjou (1457), the tomb is already associated with gushing
water. Would they be aware of the secret at Arles-sur-Tech?"
Firstly the owners/printers of the Bibles with bookplates [i have not seen them] have obviously adapted the Poussin painting for a reason. Sapientibus, i believe, means wise .... so i am not at all sure why this would be indicated in association with 'healing waters'. The biblical connection and water is fairly obvious [see my article referred to below].
It may also be important to note that the painting of a tomb at Arles-sur-Tech shown in the article may simply be a representation of a casket associated with Abdon and Sennen, perhaps those that hold the Saints' relics as detailed in the picture below.
What is more as the authors say - it could just be the representation of the 'Holy Tomb' at Arles and nothing whatsoever to do with a close resemblance to the tomb depcited in Poussin's famous painting [as the author's suggest above]. Below is the tomb at Arles, and this is why the tomb in the painting looks as it does.
And actually, the assertion that because the tombs depicted in these paintings show tombs associated with healing waters, and look like the Poussin tomb, they must surely refer to the 'secret' [what secret?] at Arles-sur-Tech, in this article HERE i show a different reason for these tomb depictions with water and a theory that might have a more closer connection to Rennes-le-Chateau perhaps ......
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My name is Sandy Hamblett, inspired and passionate researcher of the mysteries at Rennes-les-Bains.