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Title :

The monkeys' funeral in the pilgrimage window, York Minster

Author :
HARDWICK, Paul ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The 'monkeys' funeral' in the lower border of the pilgrimage window, York Minster, has long been recognized as a 'parody' of the funeral of the Virgin, enacted by apes. Whilst it is frequently commented upon as a curiosity, it has not hitherto been the subject of detailed iconographic inquiry. The present article addresses the image in the context of other marginalia, both in the Minster and elsewhere, along with late medieval apocryphal and literary texts, in order to explore the possibility of iconographic meaning beyond mere decoration. It is concluded that the image may provide a pictorial gloss upon the main iconography of the window, aiding the viewer to position himself within the devotional hierarchy depicted. ;
Pagination/Size :
5 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Décoration marginale ; Grande-Bretagne ; Iconographie ; Iconographie chrétienne ; Singe ; Vitrail ; York (GBR), York Minster ; 1300-1400 ;
Descriptors :
Apes ; Christian iconography ; Great Britain ; Iconography ; Marginalia (manuscripts) ; Monkeys ; Stained glass ; York (GBR), York Minster ; 1300-1400 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Art history, 2000, 23, 2, June
INIST identifier :
24985651 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0141-6790 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Routledge & Kegan, Henley-on-Thames
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;