Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 11761
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Halpin , Patricia.
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  • Title: Anglo-Saxon Women and Pilgrimage [discusses trips to the Continent, to English shrines, and pilgrimages of the "heart" through devotional texts and art; includes a brief analysis of four devotional objects, a crucifix, two manuscript illuminations, and an embroidered alb, that were commissioned by women].
  • Source: Anglo-Norman Studies 19, ( 1996): Pages 97 - 122.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- General Crosses and Crucifixes Hagiography Lay Piety Miracles Monasticism Patronage, Artistic Patronage, Ecclesiastical Pilgrimage Travel Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 8- 9- 10- 11
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  • Illustrations: Three figures. Anglo-Saxon ivory crucifix. Made for and upon the request of Grunhild circa 1075. Shows obverse and reverse of cross. Includes female figures among the blessed and the damned in its Last Judgement scene. Figure Two Illuminated manuscript scene of the crucifix with the patron Judith shown grasping the base of the cross. From the eleventh-century Weingarten Gospel Book. Figure Three Frontispiece from the "Liber Vitae" showing King Cnut and Ælfgifu Emma presenting a cross to the Winchester altar.
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 09549927
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