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  • Record Number: 18740
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Blum , Pamela Z.
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  • Title: The Statue-Column of a Queen from Saint-Thibaut, Provins, in the Glencairn Museum
  • Source URL: Gesta (Full Text via JSTOR) 29, 2 (1990): 214-233. Link Info target = '_blank'>Gesta (Full Text via JSTOR) 29, 2 (1990): 214-233. Link Info
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Sculpture Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, United States- Glencairn Museum Column Figures Goose Foot Motif Iconography Provins, Seine-et-Marne, France- Church of Saint-Thibaut Queen of Sheba (Biblical Figure) in Art Queens in Art Restoration of Scul
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12
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  • Illustrations: Twenty-two figures. Figure One Statue-column of the queen from the church of Saint-Thibaut, Provins, frontal view (Bryn Athyn, PA, Glencairn Museum). Figure Two Statue-column of the queen from Saint-Thibaut, Provins, left side (Bryn Athyn, PA, Glencairn Museum). Figure Three Lithograph of 1822 showing the Saint-Thibaut queen installed in the garden of Saint-Sylas, residence of Maximilien Michelin in Provins (after Sommerard). Figure Four Anonymous eighteenth-century drawing of the Church of Saint-Thibaut made prior to the demolition (after Maillé). Figure Five Anonymous drawing of the tower porch and nave of the church of Saint-Thibaut made during demolition (after Maillé). Figure Six Photograph of Saint-Thibaut showing vestiges of tower porch, left jam, twin columns, buttress, engaged colonnette, and arch of entrance facing on the Place Châtel as of 1989. Figure Seven Profiles of bases (a) Saint-Thibaut, Provins, tower porch, composite profile); (b) Notre-Dame, Etampes, nave, south; (c) Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, first radiating chapel, south; (d, e) Noyon Cathedral, ambulatory, exterior piers; chevet, first bay, south aisle, northeast pier; (f, g, h) Sens Cathedral, chevet, interior, blind arcade, center colonnette; hemicycle, two faces of northeast pier; (j) Saint-Ayoul, Provins, portal; (k) Saint-Quiriace, Provins, eastern chapel (7a: after G.-R. Delahaye; 7 b,c,g,h,j,k: after P. Rousseau; 7 d,e: after Seymour; 7f: after Henriet). Figure Eight Statue-column, presumably the trumeau figure from the inner portal of tower porch (Provins, Maison romane, church of Saint-Thibaut). Figure Nine Carved sculpture of Christ in majesty from typanum, church of Saint-Thibaut (Provins, Saint-Quiriace, tympanum). Figure Ten Detail of head of a queen of a statue-column (Chartres Cathedral, west facade, central portal, right embrasure). Figure Eleven Statue-columns (Chartres Cathedral, west facade, central portal, right embrasure). Figure Twelve Detail of statue-column of Saint-Thibaut queen (a) upper half of figure (b) diagram of restorations to same. Figure Thirteen Detail of statue-column of Saint-Thibaut queen (a) head and shoulder, left side (b) diagram of restorations to same. Figure Fourteen Detail of statue-column of Saint-Thibaut queen, showing her torso. Figure Fifteen Detail of statue-columns (Saint-Ayoul, west portal, left embrasure). Figure Sixteen Statue-columns (Saint-Ayoul, west portal, right embrasure). Figure Seventeen Statue-column from church of Saint-Thibaut, presumably trumeau figure of St. Thibaut (a) from left (b) from right (Provins, Maison romane). Figure Eighteen Map with locations of portals with figures of the goose-footed Queen of Sheba underlined (after Sauerländer). Figure Nineteen Detail of eighteenth-century engraving showing destroyed portal, right embrasure, with statue of goose-footed Sheba, far right (Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon). Figure Twenty Eighteenth-century engraving of destroyed portal with statue of goose-footed Sheba, middle figure, right embrasure (Nesle-le-Reposte). Figure Twenty-one (a) Statue-column of a queen from Notre-Dame-de-Corbeil (Paris, Musée du Louvre) and (b) C. Percier, pre-restoration drawing of same. Figure Twenty-two Statue-column of a king from the cloister at Saint-Denis (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art).
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
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