Monument List II

Early Medieval Art in the West:

The alternative tradition—Northern art 500-800
Sutton Hoo Ship Burial
Jouarre crypt
Crown of Recceswinth
Tara brooch
Gospels of St. Augustine (St. Luke)
Gelasium Sacramentary

Gellone Sacramentary (Crucifixion)
Hiberno-Saxon “Renaissance”: Ruthwell Cross
Book of Durrow
Lindisfarne Gospels (cf. Codex Amiatinus)
Book of Kells

Codex Aureus of Canterbury
Charlemagne and the Revival of the Roman Empire (768-814):
Centula, St. Riquier
Aachen, Palatine Chapel
Plan of St. Gall
Torhalle of Lorsch
Court School of Manuscripts: Godescalc Gospels
Gospels of St. Medard of Soissons
Palace School of Manuscripts: Coronation Gospels of Charlemagne
Aachen Gospels
The Carolingians (814-900):
Louis the Pious (814-840) and the Reims School of Manuscripts:
Ebbo Gospels
Utrecht Psalter
Charles the Bald (840-877) and the Tours School of Manuscripts:
Moutier-Grandval Bible
Vivian Bible
Golden Gospels of St. Emmeram (School????)
The 2nd. Lindau Gospel covers

Ottonian Art c. 1000
Master of the Registrum Gregorii
Egbert Codex
Gospels of Otto III (Aachen and Munich)
Pericopes of Henry II (Reichenau School)
Hitda Codex (Cologne School)

St. Michael at Hildesheim
Speyer Cathedral (plan)
St. Michael, Hildesheim, Bronze doors of Bishop Bernward
Bronze column of Bernward
Gero Crucifix
Ste. Foy, Conques

Romanesque Art
“Deformed Comeliness, Comely Deformity”: Romanesque Sculpture
St. Sernin, Toulouse, ambulatory reliefs and Porte Miegeville
Bernard Gelduinus
Cf. Santiago da Compostela, Puerta de las Platerias
Moissac cloister and Moissac, south portal
Cluny III, hemicycle capitals
Autun, west facade and capitals
“Giselbertus hoc fecit.”
Vezelay, La Madeleine
Romanesque Architecture and the Quest for Monumentality:
St. Sernin, Toulouse
Ste.-Foy, Conques
Cluny III
Caen, St. Etienne and Ste. Trinite
Romanesque Painting, Methods of Narration and the Artist:
The Beatus Apocalypses
St.-Savin-sur-Gartempe frescoes
Berze-la-Ville frescoes
Bayeux Tapestry


Monument List I

Art 202   Selected Medieval Monument Study Guide  D.  Sadler



Domus Ecclesiae, Dura Europos  231  Christian Meeting House

Baptistery (Yale) and frescoes from Synagogue thereof

Rome, Catacombs

meeting house/titulus


Catacombs:      Coemeterium Maius, Christ as Good Shepherd, 3rd c.

                  Priscilla, Christ as Good Shepherd

                  Callisto (Callixtus), Eucharistic Fish and Bread, 3rd. c.

                  Priscilla, Donna Velata, 3rd.c.

                  Priscilla, Three Hebrews in Fiery Furnace

                  Priscilla, Mother and Child

Peter and Marcellinus:  Agape Meal, Noah and the Ark, Susanna and

                  the Elders, late 3rd.c.

Jonah marble statues from Asia Minor, 3rd. c., Cleveland Museum of Art

Sarcophogai:  Good Shepherd sarcophagus, Lateran Museum 4thc.

                  Jonah sarcophagus, late 3rdc.

                  Junius Bassus sarcophagus, Vatican, 359

                  Sarcophagus from S. Maria Antiqua, 3rd. c.

Christ/Helios from Mausoleum of Julii, mosaic, 3rd. c.

Palace of Diocletian, Split, Yugoslavia (peristyle court, fastigium)

The Age of Constantine: 

         Rome, St. John’s in the Lateran (S. Giovanni Laterano, c. 320)

         Rome, Old St. Peter’s c. 324-330

         Rome, St. Paul’s outside the walls

         Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity

         Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre c. 325-326

         Rome, Sta. Costanza c. 350

Tetrarchs c. 305

Bust of Constantine

Triumphal Arch of Constantine c. 312

Obelisk of Theodosius c. 390 (Constantinople)

Missorium of Theodosius c. 388


         Brescia Casket c. 370

         Diptych of Symmachus

         Poet and Muse, c. 500

         Consular diptych of Anastasius c. 517

         Guards and Women at the Tomb of Christ, Milan ivory c. 400

         Barberini Ivory—Anastasius or Justinian?

         Archangel Michael c. 519

         Throne of Maximian, ivory over wood, 545-553


Manuscripts:  (roll and codex)

         Quedlinburg Itala fragment

         Vatican Virgil, Georgics, Sack of Troy

         Roman Virgil, Ecologues, Georgics

         Vienna Dioscurides, De Materia medica 512, Anicia Juliana, portrait of Dioscurides, portrait of the 7 physicians, portrait of author & artist at work

         Vienna Genesis, Rebecca and Eliezar at the Well, Temptation of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife, Jacob vs. the angel…

         Rossano Gospels, St. Mark, Raising of Lazarus, Christ before Pilate

         Rabbula Gospels, Canon Tables, Ascension, Crucifixion, and Pentecost (586)

5th century Rome:

         S. Maria Maggiore, 432-440, mosaics—Stoning of Moses, Crossing the Red Sea, the Parting of Lot and Abraham, Infancy of Christ, etc.

         S. Sabina, 422-432, wood doors!

Ravenna:           Mausoleum of Galla Placidia c. 425-450

                  Baptistery of the Orthodox, c. 475

                  Arian Baptistery

The Age of Justinian:

                  S. Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, male and female martyrs and miracles and Passion of Christ (Holy Women at the Tomb), 556-565

                  S. Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna, 549  The Transfiguration

                  S. Vitale, Ravenna, 527-548 (Justinian, Theodora, Maximian)

Constantinople:          Hagia Sophia, 532-537

                           SS. Sergius and Bacchus

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Medieval Articles to be Read!

Medieval Articles to be Presented:
• Rethinking the Origins of Portraiture Rethinking the Origins of Portraiture
Stephen Perkinson
Gesta, Vol. 46, No. 2, Contemporary Approaches to the Medieval Face (2007), pp. 135-157
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• Picturing the Treasury: The Power of Objects and the Art of Memory in the Bernward Gospels Picturing the Treasury: The Power of Objects and the Art of Memory in the Bernward Gospels
Gesta, Vol. 50, No. 1 (2011), pp. 19-39
• Attunement to the Damned of the Conques Tympanum Attunement to the Damned of the Conques Tympanum
Gesta, Vol. 50, No. 1 (2011), pp. 1-17
Seeing and Believing: The Construction of Sanctity in Early-Medieval Saints’ Shrines Seeing and Believing: The Construction of Sanctity in Early-Medieval Saints’ Shrines
Cynthia Hahn
Speculum, Vol. 72, No. 4 (Oct., 1997), pp. 1079-1106
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• Body-Part Reliquaries and Body Parts in the Middle Ages
Caroline Walker Bynum, Paula Gerson
Gesta, Vol. 36, No. 1 (1997), pp. 3-7
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• Behind Closed Doors: Distributed Bodies, Hidden Interiors, and Corporeal Erasure in “Vierge ouvrante” Sculpture Behind Closed Doors: Distributed Bodies, Hidden Interiors, and Corporeal Erasure in “Vierge ouvrante” Sculpture
Melissa R. Katz
RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics, No. 55/56, Absconding (Spring – Autumn, 2009), pp. 194-221
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