The Resource Treasures of heaven : saints, relics, and devotion in medieval Europe, edited by Martina Bagnoli [and others]

Treasures of heaven : saints, relics, and devotion in medieval Europe, edited by Martina Bagnoli [and others]

Label
Treasures of heaven : saints, relics, and devotion in medieval Europe
Title
Treasures of heaven
Title remainder
saints, relics, and devotion in medieval Europe
Statement of responsibility
edited by Martina Bagnoli [and others]
Title variation
Saints, relics, and devotion in medieval Europe
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing together an array of treasured objects from collections throughout Europe and the United States, this beautifully illustrated volume examines the medieval cult of relics- the physical remains of holy men and women, and things associated with them. Relics connected Christian faithful with sacred places and people who died as martyrs of their faith. Believed to contain the same power that had animated saints during their lifetime, relics bridged the gap between heaven and earth. To signal their sacred nature, medieval artists fashioned special containers for relics in precious materials and encrusted them with gems. Enshrined in alters of churches and used in the liturgy as well as in public rituals, relics functioned as objects of public and private devotion, carried home from pilgrimages to the Holy Land and sites throughout Europe or worn on the body as protective amulets enclosed in rings or pendants. In essays and catalogue entries, an international group of scholars traces the making of reliquaries from the earliest days of Christianity to the apogee of the practice in the sixteenth century, exploring how medieval artists invented new ways to express the power of sacred remains and the role that relics played in the development of the visual arts in both Eastern Christianity (Byzantium) and Western Christendom. This book also tracks the fate of relics and reliquaries in the wake of the Reformation, anti-clerical movements, and the French Revolution. This book sheds fascinating new light on some 140 extraordinary and rare reliquaries and related objects, including precious metalwork, paintings, sculptures, and illuminated manuscripts, from sources ranging from the Lateran Palace in Rome to European cathedral treasuries and small parish churches. -- from Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NK1652.2
LC item number
.T73 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, Md.)
  • British Museum
  • Bagnoli, Martina
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reliquaries, Medieval
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Relics
  • Christian saints
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Christian saints
  • Relics
  • Reliquaries, Medieval
  • Relikwieën
  • Europe
  • Europa (geografie)
Label
Treasures of heaven : saints, relics, and devotion in medieval Europe, edited by Martina Bagnoli [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Issued in connection with an exhibition held Oct. 17, 2010-Jan. 17, 2011, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Feb. 13-May 15, 2011, the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, and June 23-Oct. 9, 2011, the British Museum, London
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From tomb to altar -- Gathering the saints -- Ritual and performance -- Matter of faith -- Beyond the Middle Ages
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
xviii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780911886740
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010026446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)601347890
  • (OCoLC)ocn601347890
Label
Treasures of heaven : saints, relics, and devotion in medieval Europe, edited by Martina Bagnoli [and others]
Publication
Note
Issued in connection with an exhibition held Oct. 17, 2010-Jan. 17, 2011, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Feb. 13-May 15, 2011, the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, and June 23-Oct. 9, 2011, the British Museum, London
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From tomb to altar -- Gathering the saints -- Ritual and performance -- Matter of faith -- Beyond the Middle Ages
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
xviii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780911886740
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010026446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)601347890
  • (OCoLC)ocn601347890

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