IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1021: Things with Wings: Early Christian Images of Winged Creatures

Wednesday 9 July 2008, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:University of York
Organiser:Jane Hawkes, Department of History of Art, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Jane Hawkes, Department of History of Art, University of York
Paper 1021-aOn a Wing and a Prayer: The Exegesis of Winged Evangelist Symbols
(Language: English)
Nick Baker, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
Index terms: Art History - General, Biblical Studies
Paper 1021-bThe Symbolic Life of Birds: Ravens in Anglo-Saxon Art
(Language: English)
Jane Hawkes, Department of History of Art, University of York
Janina Ramirez, Department of History of Art, University of Warwick
Index terms: Art History - General, Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 1021-cRepresentations of Griffins in 11th-Century Croatian Sculpture
(Language: English)
Magdalena Skoblar, Department of History of Art, University of York
Index terms: Architecture - General, Art History - Sculpture
Abstract

Looking at some of the diverse images of winged creatures produced from early Anglo-Saxon England through to Carolingian Croatia, this section uses iconographic analyses to shed new light on these forms. Ravens, griffins, and winged evangelist symbols are considered for their potential as bearers of significant symbolic meaning.