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  • Record Number: 1329
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Taralon , Jean
  • Contributor(s): Taralon-Carlini, Dominique, avec la collaboration de
  • Title: La Majesté d' or de Sainte Foy de Conques [see the accompanying article #2561 on the statue's crown].
  • Source: Bulletin Monumental 155, 1 ( 1997): Pages 11 - 58.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Decorative Arts Art History- Sculpture Bernard d'Angers, Schoolmaster- Liber Miraculorum Sanctae Fidis Foy, Martyr, Saint Gold Hagiography Metalwork Reliquaries
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 9-10
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  • Primary Evidence: Sculpture; Conques, Trésor de l'Eglise Sainte-Foy, Reliquary of Saine Foy. Gold, silver gilt, gems, pearls, and enamel.
  • Illustrations: Forty-one figures. Figures 1-2 Close-up views of the back and front of the statue. Figure 3 Places on the statue where the original gold covering was removed. Figures 4-8 Views of the wooden statue without the gold covering and jewels. Figures 9-13 Views of the head of the statue. Figure 14 Byzantine cameo of Honorius. The figure has a hairstyle similar to that of the statue of St. Foy. Figures 15-16 Close-up views of the head of St. Foy showing the seam joining the two pieces. Figure 17 Profile of the head with measurements. Figure 18 Interior of the head showing how the eye was attached. Figure 19 Detail of one of the eyes. Figure 20 Head of Avranches. Figure 21 Head of Giovanni Scipioni, Paris, Bibliotheque nationale, Cabinet des médailles. Figure 22a Detail of the eyes of the St. Foy statue. Figure 22b Detail of the eyes of the Virgin of Essen statue. Figure 23 The wooden statue with the original gold fragments. Figure 24a Close-up view of the folds in the original gold decoration. Figure 24b Gold decoration with folds from the statue of the Virgin of Hildesheim. Figure 25 Drawing that reconstructs the folds in St. Foy's robe in the first stage of decoration. Figure 26 The statue of St. Foy in its second stage of decoration. Figure 27-30 Close-up views of the decorative band with cameos. Figure 31 View of the left arm of the statue showing the decorative band. Figure 32 Drawing of the decorative bands as they would have looked during the second stage of the decoration. Figure 33 Close-up of the fillet that encircles the hair. Figure 34 The throne in profile showing its decorative bands. Figures 35-36 Two views of the back of the throne. Figure 37 Close-up views of the throne's decorative bands. Figure 38 Detail of a rock crystal engraved with the crucifixion that is on the back of the throne. Figure 39 The Cross of Lothair. Figure 40 Manuscript illustration of the Virgin enthroned with her child. Figure 41 Reliquary of Saint Baudime.
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: French
  • ISSN/ISBN: Not Available
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