IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1604: Set in Stone?: Ways of Analysing Pre-Conquest Stone Sculpture, II

Thursday 14 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:The Queen's College, University of Oxford
Organiser:Felicity Clark, Queen's College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Felicity Clark, Queen's College, University of Oxford
Paper 1604-aThe Rapid Redeployment and Reinterpretation of Sculpture in Pre-Conquest Yorkshire
(Language: English)
Victoria Whitworth, Department of English, Trinity & All Saints, University of Leeds
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 1604-bAn Interpretation of the Iconography of the Stonegrave Cross
(Language: English)
Heather Rawlin-Cushing, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Mentalities
Paper 1604-cFrom Marseilles to Morecambe Bay?: Stone Coffins and Grave-Linings in Late Anglo-Saxon England
(Language: English)
John Blair, Queen's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Ecclesiastical History
Abstract

This is the second of two linked sessions on scholarly approaches to Pre-Conquest stone sculpture. The first paper discusses the early medieval audience of Pre-Conquest sculpture in Yorkshire by analysing both the iconic reuse of sculpture and additional carvings added to earlier pieces. The second paper examines the iconography of a single monument, the tenth-century cross from Stonegrave, challenging the idea that its figural carving does not represent complex theology. The final paper braodens the topic of these sessions to include stone coffins and grave-linings, which, it argues, originated in southern France and moved slowly northwards, spreading to England c.1000.