Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 11086
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Beech , George T.
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  • Title: The "Eleanor Vase": Witness to Christian-Muslim Collaboration in Early Twelfth-Century Spain [argues that the vase came into the possession of Eleanor's grandfather, Duke Guillaume IX of Aquitane, as a gift from the Muslim king of Saragossa, perhaps in 1120 when they were both fighting against the Almoravid invaders near Saragossa].
  • Source: Medieval Life 2, (Spring 1995): Pages 12 - 16.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Decorative Arts Eleanor of Aquitaine Vase Eleanor of Aquitaine, Wife of Louis VII of France and Henry II of England Guillaume IX, Duke of Aquitaine Muslims Politics Vases
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean;France
  • Century: 3- 4- 5- 6- 7, 12
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  • Primary Evidence: Decorative Art; Paris, Musée du Louvre, Richlieu Wing, Eleanor of Aquitane vase. Carved rock crystal, with top and bottom mountings of precious gold and jewels. The author suggests that the vase was made in Iran between the third and seventh centuries C.E. The decorative
  • Illustrations: Two photographs and one map. Plate One is a photo of the Eleanor vase. Plate Two is a close-up of an elder of the Apocalypse holding a vase similar to the one under discussion. The sculpture comes from the central portal of the West Facade of the abbey church of Saint-Denis. The map shows early twelfth century cities in Aquitaine and Saragossa.
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 13576291
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