Shrine of the Virgin, c. 1300 (German), oak, linen covering, polychromy, gilding, gesso, open: 36.8 x 34.6 x 13 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art); a conversation with Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker.
Shrine of the Virgin at The Met
Read more about the Shrine of the Virgin at Yale’s Center for the Study of Material & Visual Cultures of Religion
Q&A about the Shrine of the Virgin at the University of Dayton
Melissa R. Katz, “The Non-Gendered Appeal of Vierge Ouvrante Sculpture: Audience, Patronage, and Purpose in Medieval Iberia,” Reassessing the Roles of Women as ‘Makers’ of Medieval Art and Architecture vol. 7 (Brill, January 2012)
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