Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3448
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Nolan , Kathleen.
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  • Title: Ploratus et Ululatus: The Mothers in the Massacre of the Innocents at Chartres Cathedral [argues that female viewers of the Frieze cared about the welfare of their children, saw the Virgin at Chartres as a protector of children, and recognized mourning as a particularly female responsibility ; also surveys twelfth-century representations of the Massacre in manuscript illuminations and sculpture].
  • Source: Studies in Iconography 17, ( 1996): Pages 95 - 141.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Sculpture Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France- Cathedral- West Portal- Historiated Capital Frieze Iconography Illumination of Manuscripts Mary, Virgin, Saint- Cult Massacre of the Innocents in Art Mothers in Art Mourning
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12
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  • Primary Evidence: Sculpture; Chartres, Cathedral of Chartres, Notre-Dame, West Portal, Historiated Capital Frieze of the Massacre of the Innocents.
  • Illustrations: Fifteen Figures. Figure One West Portal, Notre-Dame, Chartres. Figure Two Massacre of the Innocents, Chartres. Figures Three and Four Details from the Massacre of the Innocents, Chartres. Figure Five Massacre of the Innocents from the "St. Albans Psalter" (also known as the "Psalter of Christina of Markyate"), Hildesheim, Dom Bibliothek, HS ST. God. 1, p. 30. Figure Six Flight into Egypt and Massacre of the Innocents from the "Winchester Psalter" London, British Library, Cotton Nero C.IV, fol. 14r. Figure Seven infancy of Christ scenes including the Massacre of the Innocents. Psalter Leaf, London, British Library, Additional 37472. Figure Eight Massacre of the Innocents. Historiated capital, Avignon, Notre-Dame-des-Doms (Now in the Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence). Figure Ten Massacre of the Innocents. Toulouse, St.-Sernin. Figure Eleven South Portal, St. Julien, Le Mans. Figure Twelve Close up of the Massacre of the Innocents from the archivolts of the south portal, St.-Julien, Le Mans. Figure Thirteen Early Life of the Virgin. North Frieze, Notre-Dame, Chartres. Figure Fourteen Infancy of Christ. North Frieze, Notre-Dame, Chartres. Figure Fifteen Stained glass window showing the life of Christ. West façade, Notre-Dame, Chartres.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Hollins College
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 01481029
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