Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

The Bodies of Saints and their Cages

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Faculty Mentor

Alexa Sand

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

The creation of reliquaries was designed to encase the bones of a saint in the most lavish and expensive container possible. My research will focus on the ornamentation and symbolism found in arm reliquaries of the 13th century. Arm reliquaries hold significance in their power to elevate the mortal body to the status of saint, and their lasting influence beyond death. This study will display how this decorative cage inspires and creates reverence and adoration to the bones of someone long lost.

Location

Room 154

Start Date

4-12-2018 3:00 PM

End Date

4-12-2018 4:15 PM

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Apr 12th, 3:00 PM Apr 12th, 4:15 PM

The Bodies of Saints and their Cages

Room 154

The creation of reliquaries was designed to encase the bones of a saint in the most lavish and expensive container possible. My research will focus on the ornamentation and symbolism found in arm reliquaries of the 13th century. Arm reliquaries hold significance in their power to elevate the mortal body to the status of saint, and their lasting influence beyond death. This study will display how this decorative cage inspires and creates reverence and adoration to the bones of someone long lost.