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Title :

The alabaster altarpiece of La Selle, Normandy : a preliminary report

Author :
RICHES, Samantha J. E. ;
Conference :
Southwell and Nottinghamshire : medieval art, architecture, and industry; [London]; British Archaeological Association ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
As a two-tier retable the late 15th c. La Selle altarpiece is very unusual and seems to be virtually intact. The iconography shows a cycle of S. George and a cycle of the Life of the Virgin, which is a combination possibly unique in medieval art. In addition, the scenes depicted in each cycle are atypical, and are likely to have been highly significant for the person, or body, who commissioned the work. At this stage it seems likely that it is a Norman commission from an English workshop. Focuses on the evidence provided by the iconography, and briefly considers the contemporary cult of S. George in Normandy. ;
Pagination/Size :
pl. XXIX-XXXII; 8 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Albâtre ; Georges, saint ; Grande-Bretagne ; Iconographie ; La Selle-la-Forge (FRA), église ; Retable ; Saints ; Vierge: Vie ; 1400-1500 ; 1475-1500 ;
Descriptors :
Alabaster ; Altarpieces ; George, S. ; Great Britain ; Iconography ; La Selle-la-Forge (FRA), church ; Mary, Virgin: Life ; Saints ; 1400-1500 ; 1475-1500 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24998829 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 09012869150901286923 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;