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Title :

Sculpture aloft : the forgotten meanings of memorial sculpture on church roofs and towers

Author :
KENAAN-KEDAR, Nurith ;
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 ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Between the 12th and 16th cs., monumental sculpted figures were installed high up on the roofs and towers of medieval churches. The role and meaning of these sculptures has never been investigated, nor have they been studied as part of an inclusive iconographic system, as they were left out of the canon of medieval sculpture. Asserts that the unnoticed roof and tower sculptures were installed in order to memorialize local and popular persons from the laity. Argues that these sculptural programs constitute an autonomous category within medieval commemorative pictorial tradition intended to glorify ecclesiastical patrons and noble lay donors, kings, and the virtuous. ;
Pagination/Size :
5 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Iconographie ; Monument commémoratif ; Moyen Age ; Sculpture ; Toit ; Tour ; 1100-1600 ;
Descriptors :
Commemorative monuments ; Iconography ; Medieval ; Roofs ; Sculpture ; Towers ; 1100-1600 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24975641 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0792342135 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
NETHERLANDS ;