Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 10065
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Beech , George T.
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  • Title: The Eleanor of Aquitaine Vase
  • Source: Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady.  Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi ParsonsThe New Middle Ages.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Pages 369 - 376.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Decorative Arts Eleanor of Aquitaine, Wife of Louis VII of France and Henry II of England Eleanor of Aquitaine Vase Gifts Queens Vases
  • Geographic Area: France;Iberia
  • Century: 12
  • Related Resources: George Beech in Chapter 17, "The EA Vase," describes the provenance of the vase, and makes a convincing case for how it came to William IX from Muslim Saragossa. Perhaps more fascinating than EA's connection to the vase, is the idea that William of Aquita
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  • Illustrations: One illustration. Figure One The Eleanor vase, rock crystal on a circular base of silver and gold (Paris, Louvre Museum).
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  • Abstract: The Eleanor vase, a spectacular survival of the Spanish Reconquest, belonged in the twelfth century to two kings, Queen Eleanor, the first troubadour poet, and a great abbot. [Reprinted with permission
  • Author's Affiliation: Western Michigan University [Professor Emeritus]
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312295820
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