Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 43548
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Martin , Therese
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  • Title: Glimpses of Gold: Material Evidence of Cross-Cultural Connections in Rock Crystal Chess Pieces and a Countess’s Seal (10th-11th c.)
  • Source: Archivo Español de Arte 94, 375 ( 2021): Pages 201 - 214. Available open access on the Archivo Español de Arte's webpage published by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC): https://archivoespañoldearte.revistas.csic.es/index.php/aea/article/view/1159/1182
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Decorative Arts Chess Countesses Emessindis of Carcassonne, Countess of Barcelona Islamic Art Sigillography
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  • Geographic Area: Iberia
  • Century: 10- 11
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  • Abstract: The remains of a sparkling, gold-like substance on medieval rock crystal chess pieces at the Cathedral of Ourense and on the seal of Emessindis at the Cathedral of Girona are published here for the first time. It will be shown that analysis of these unexpected discoveries opens new avenues for investigating the ownership of cross-cultural objects in Iberia, especially by ruling women, during the central Middle Ages. [Reproduced from the journal page on the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) website: https://archivoespañoldearte.revistas.csic.es/index.php/aea/article/view/1159/1182]
  • Author's Affiliation: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
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  • Year of Publication: 2021.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00040428 (print); 19888511 (online)