Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 5900
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Español , Francesca.
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  • Title: The Sepulchre of Saint Juliana in the Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar [The author argues that the reliefs of St. Juliana, the Virgin and Child, Christ in Majesty, and apostles all originally decorated a monumental sepulchre of the martyr Saint Juliana in the latter half of the twelfth century. In the fifteenth century Bishop Alonso de Cartagena translated her relics to an altar and remodelled the now-empty tomb to take up less space. Perhaps local devotion required the continued presence of the tomb. 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 191 - 218.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Sculpture Burials Hagiography Juliana, Martyr, Saint Relics Santander, Cantabria, Spain- Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar- Sepulchre of Saint Juliana Shrines Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Iberia
  • Century: 12, 15
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  • Illustrations: Seventeen Figures. Figure One Map of the collegiate church of Santillana del Mar. Figure Two Photograph of the interior of the collegiate church of Santillana del Mar, tomb and west choir. Figure Three Present tomb of Saint Juliana, slab with Saint Juliana taming the Devil, circa 1453 (Santander, collegiate church). Figure Four Presbytery and high altar with retable and apostle reliefs on the frontal of the old altar. Figure Six Epiphany, right tympanum, Puerta de las Platerias (Santiago de Compostela). Figure Seven Antependium of the Altar, sculpture of Saint Paul (detail) (Santander, collegiate church). Figure Eight Relief of Saint Paul (La Rioja, Santo Domingo de la Calzada). Figure Nine Capital with the Majestas Domini, tetramorph, and apostles. (Santander, collegiate church, south gallery, cloister). Figure Ten Fragment of the baldachin of the saint's tomb, fifteenth century (?) (Santander, collegiate church, cloister). Figure Eleven Hypothetical reconstruction of the tomb of Saint Juliana in the fifteenth century. Figure Twelve Altar of Saint Gilbert, painting, fifteenth century (Daroca, Saragrossa, Museum of the Collegiate Church). Figure Thirteen Capital of the baptismal font (Santiander, collegiate church). Figure Fourteen Hypothetical reconstruction of Saint Juliana's Romanesque sepulchre in Santander del Mar. Figure Fifteen (Plate Nine, p. 260) Christ in Majesty, late twelfth century, polychromed limestone (Santander, collegiate church) (In color). Figure Sixteen (Plate Ten, p.260) Virgin and Child under Canopy, Fragment of an Epiphany, late twelfth century, polychromed limestone (Santander, collegiate church) (In color). Figure Seventeen (Plate Eleven, p. 260) Saint Juliana Taming the Devil, late twelfth century, polychromed limestone (Santander, collegiate church) (In color).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Universidad de Barcelona
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 2503510884
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