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  • Record Number: 5813
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Rico Camps , Daniel.
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  • Title: A Shrine in its Setting: San Vicente de Ávila [As a part of this article the author briefly describes (pp. 67-68) the shrine of Saint Vincent's two sisters, Sabina and Cristeta, who were martyred along with him. The author argues that the shrine was constructed at the same time as St. Vincent's more imposing tomb in the late twelfth century. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Decorations for the holy dead: visual embellishments on tombs and shrines of saints.  Edited by Stephen Lamia and Elizabeth Valdez del ÁlamoInternational Medieval Research.  Brepols, 2002.  Pages 57 - 76.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Sculpture Avila, Avila, Spain- Church of San Vicente- Shrine of Sabina and Cristeta Burials Hagiography Martyrs in Art Sabina and Cristeta, Sisters of Saint Vincent, Martyrs and Saints Shrines Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Iberia
  • Century: 12
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  • Illustrations: Twelve Figures. Figure One Shrine of San Vicente in Avila, east side, Sculpture of Epiphany. Figure Two Shrine, west side, Christ in Majesty. Figure Three Shrine, north side, the Persecution and Flight of Saints Vincent, Sabina, and Cristeta. Figure Four Shrine, south side, the Martyrdon and Burial of the Saints. Figure Five Shrine, central vessel, north side, Dacian Sentencing Saint Vincent. Figure Six Map of Ávila, northeast area, showing "Puerta de San Vicente" and church of San Vicente. Figure Seven Shrine, central vessel, south side, Episode of the Converted Jew. Figure Eight Shrine, central vessel, north side, Saints Vincent, Sabina, and Cristeta Arrive in Ávila. Figure Nine Map of the Chirch of San Vicente, showing the choir, the Romanesque shrines, and the tomb vestiges in the crypt below. Figure Ten Saint Paul, painted on a wooden panel (Ávila, Museum of Ávila Cathedral). Figure Eleven Drawing reconstructing the Romanesque shrine of Sabina and Cristeta with the surviving sculptures placed on top of the three half-columns. Figure Twelve (Plate No. 4, p. 256) the stone effigies of Saints Sabina, Cristeta, and Vincent (Ávila, Church of San Vicente) (In Color).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 2503510884
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