Skip Navigation Links
Harvey Miller
E. C. Parker, C. T. Little
The Cloisters Cross
Its Art and Meaning.

Add to basket ->
316 p., incl. 200 ills., with 16 in colour, 220 x 280 mm, 1994
ISBN: 978-1-872501-90-1
Languages: English
HardbackHardback
The publication is available.The publication is available.
Retail price: EUR 25,00 excl. tax
How to order?

In this is the first authoritative monograph on the subject of the splendid and intriguing ivory cross, probably made at Bury St.Edmunds and now widely recognized as a masterpiece of English Romanesque art, its art and meaning are explored.

The splendid and intriguing ivory cross, probably made at Bury St.Edmunds and now widely recognized as a masterpiece of English Romanesque art, was virtually unknown when it was acquired for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1963. In this first authoritative monograph on the subject, Charles Little and Elizabeth Parker explore in depth the art and meaning of this remarkable 12th-century monument. The authors bring a wealth of new information to the questions of its origin and stylistic connections, its complex iconographical programme and its enigmatic inscriptions. Moreover, they put into a new perspective the cultural and intellectual background against which artistic patronage in England would have been exercised, and the theological and liturgical considerations which would have influenced the execution of the Cross in particulier.
Interest Classification:
Fine Arts & Performing Arts
Architecture
Medieval architecture
Sculpture
Medieval sculpture
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : local & regional history
British Isles

This publication is also distributed by: ISD, Marston
Privacy Policy - Terms and Conditions © 2017 Brepols Publishers NV/SA - All Rights Reserved