Title :

Forging monumental memories in the early twelfth century

Author :
NEES, Lawrence ;
Conference :
International Congress of the History of Art (29th, 1996, Amsterdam); Memory & oblivion : proceedings of the XXIXth International Congress of the History of Art held in Amsterdam, 1-7 September 1996; Dordrecht; Kluwer Academic Publishers ;
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Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Two important groups of 12th c. Italian thrones, a Roman group with circular back and lion supports, and a southern group with pedimented back, have posed problems of dating and interpretation in part because they were created to appear older than they were. Long ago Emile Bertaux characterized the throne from Monte Sant'Angelo as 'un faux en marbre.' More recently Francesco Gandolfo has shown the mixture of spolia and back-dated inscriptions in the Roman group, and Pina Belli d'Elia has argued that the throne at S. Nicola in Bari is not as old as its inscription claims. Such works were created as documents inscribing memories of the past, but improving upon the historical record, in effect forgeries. They should be considered at least on one level as analogous to the many forged charters and other documents so particularly charactistic of the 11th and 12th c. ;
Pagination/Size :
6 ill. ;
Topic :
French keywords :
Bari (ITA), S. Nicola ; Datation ; Faux ; Italie ; Mobilier ; Mobilier d'église ; Roma (ITA) ; Trône ; 1100-1200 ;
Descriptors :
Bari (ITA), S. Nicola ; Church furnishings ; Dating ; Forgery ; Furniture ; Italy ; Roma (ITA) ; Thrones ; 1100-1200 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24975648 ;
ISBN 0792342135 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
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