ECU Libraries Catalog

Strange beauty : issues in the making and meaning of reliquaries, 400-circa 1204 / Cynthia Hahn.

Author/creator Hahn, Cynthia J. (Cynthia Jean)
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoUniversity Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2012.
Descriptionxiv, 302 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Portion of title Issues in the making and meaning of reliquaries, 400-circa 1204
Contents Pt. I. First things. Introduction -- The reliquary and its maker -- Relics, meaning, and response : early Christian reliquaries, narrative and not -- pt. 2. Shaped reliquaries. Spolia and sign, metaphor and simile -- The reliquary cross -- Like and unlike metaphors -- Body-part reliquaries : heads -- Body-part reliquaries : other body parts -- pt. III. A gathering of saints : processions and treasuries. Reliquaries in action -- Treasuries -- Relic display -- A case study : Wibald of Stavelot as patron -- The impact of 1204, the "space" of the ark, and conclusion.
Abstract "A study of reliquaries as a form of representation in medieval art. Explores how reliquaries stage the importance and meaning of relics using a wide range of artistic means from material and ornament to metaphor and symbolism"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. [271]-291) and index.
LCCN 2011034400
ISBN9780271050782 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN0271050780 (cloth : alk. paper)

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner General Stacks NK1652.2 .H34 2012 ✔ Available Place Hold

Related Titles

The secret architecture of our nation's capital :the Masons and the...

Ecclesiastical crafts /Bucky King and Jude Martin.

Ancient church chests and chairs in the home counties round greater...

Treasures of heaven :saints, relics, and devotion in medieval Europe...

The trophies of the martyrs :an art historical study of early Christian...

The visual and the visionary :art and female spirituality in late...