Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4547
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  • Title: The "Liber miraculorum" of Unterlinden: An Icon in Its Convent Setting [importance of images in nuns' and lay peoples' devotional practices based on a manuscript that records the miracles worked by an icon of Mary ; role played by spiritual advisers as the givers of images].
  • Source: The Sacred Image East and West.  Edited by Robert Ousterhout and Leslie Brubaker.  Illinois Byzantine Studies IV. University of Illinois Press, 1995.  Pages 147 - 190. Reprinted in The Visual and the Visionary: Art and Female Spirituality in Late Medieval Germany. By Jeffrey F. Hamburger. Zone Books, 1998. Pages 279-315.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Asceticism Colmar, Haut-Rhin, France- Convent of Unterlinden Icons Images Liber Miraculorum, Devotional Work Manuscripts Mary, Virgin, Saint- Cult Mary, Virgin, Saint in Art Miracles Monasticism Monks Prints
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; Colmar, Bibliothèque de la Ville, MS. 495. The "Liber Miraculorum" of Unterlinden. Dated to the third quarter of the fifteenth century. Records the cult and miracles attributed to an icon of Mary at the convent during the first half of the fourteenth cent
  • Illustrations: Twenty-six figures. Twelve pages from the "Liber Miraculorum." Most depict the panel painting of the Marian icon, in some cases with a group of worshippers and in other cases with the recipient of a miracle. Two prints pasted into the "Liber Miraculorum." Seven illustrations from other manuscripts. Panel painting of the Virgin of Fröndenberg, Dortmund. Two illustrations of a reliquary preserved in the shrine of Christine von Stommeln, Jülich. Portable altarpiece made of texts and images printed on parchment, German, ca. 1490, Washington , D.C., National Gallery of Art, Rosenwald Collection. Plan of the Convent of Unterlinden, Colmar.
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0252020960
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