The Bronze Object in the Middle Ages

  title={The Bronze Object in the Middle Ages},
  author={Ittai Weinryb},
This book presents the first full-length study in English of monumental bronzes in the Middle Ages. Taking as its point of departure the common medieval reception of bronze sculpture as living or animated, the study closely analyzes the practice of lost-wax casting (cire perdue) in western Europe and explores the cultural responses to large-scale bronzes in the Middle Ages. Beginning with mining, smelting, and the production of alloys, and ending with automata, water clocks, and fountains, the… 
The Bronze Door Panels within the Façade of San Zeno Maggiore, Verona: A Chronological and Liturgical Assessment.
This thesis presents an analysis of the bronze door panels of San Zeno Maggiore, Verona, with reference to the surrounding low relief stone sculptures, textual material relating to Bishop Zeno, the
Practice and Theory in the Italian Renaissance Workshop
Northern and Italianate elements, combined with increasing specializations of art and a contemporary recognition of drawing as a high art form related to—but also independent from—the art of
The pilgrim’s badge: Water, air, and the flow of sacred matter
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Artistic syncretism between East and West in the roundels on the right door leaf of Bohemond I's mausoleum in Canosa (early 12th century)
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The Conversion of Iberia’s Bells
Abstract In 997 the bells of Santiago de Compostela converted to Islam. Al-Mansur, de facto ruler of al-Andalus, destroyed the Christian shrine of Santiago de Compostela and carried off its bells to
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  • Philosophy
    Scientific Journal of Polonia University
  • 2021
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This article addresses medieval texts that comment on the loss or revival of artistic media. Mostly written by ecclesiastical authors, these texts offer evidence of how medieval viewers understood
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Non-Destructive In Situ Investigation of the Study of a Medieval Copper Alloy Door in Canosa di Puglia (Southern Italy)
: This paper reports the analyses carried out on the medieval copper alloy door (1111–1118 AD) of the mausoleum of Boemondo d’Altavilla in Canosa di Puglia (Southern Italy). The studied door is the


Living Matter: Materiality, Maker, and Ornament in the Middle Ages
This essay examines issues relating to materials and materiality and their signification in medieval art. Art historians have long dealt with these concerns and their symbolic function by juxtaposing
Ideas in the Medieval West: Texts and Their Contexts
Contents: Preface, The a /School of Laona The Historia Regum Britanniae of Geoffrey of Monmouth Thoughts about the context of some early medieval treatises De natura rerum Monsters and the Antipodes
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It is common to think of Jesus of Nazareth's main physical characteristics as including long, wavy, blondish hair and a short beard. Yet the Holy Scriptures are silent about Christ's features, and
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