Hiding the divine in a medieval Madonna: Shrine of the Virgin


 

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.


Additional resources

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

Elina Gertsman, Worlds Within (Opening the Medieval Shrine Madonna) (Penn State University Press, 2015)

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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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Hiding the divine in a medieval Madonna: Shrine of the Virgin," in Smarthistory, December 30, 2020, accessed January 26, 2021, https://smarthistory.org/hiding-the-divine-in-a-medieval-madonna-shrine-of-the-virgin/.