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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1244: The Oignies Treasure: Relics between East and West, III

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Fondation Roi Baudouin / Medieval Research Centre, University of Leicester
Organisers:Fiona Lebecque, Société Archéologique de Namur
Jan Vandeburie, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester
Moderator/Chair:Anne E. Lester, Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder
Paper 1244-aThe Holy Cross of Brogne and Its Textual Tradition
(Language: English)
Nicholas Paul, Department of History, Fordham University
Index terms: Crusades, Hagiography, Liturgy, Religious Life
Paper 1244-bThe Oignies Double-Arm Reliquary Crosses in Their Context
(Language: English)
Hélène Cambier, Trésor de la cathédrale et Musée diocésain de Namur, Université de Namur
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Hagiography, Liturgy, Religious Life
Paper 1244-cThe Phylactery of Marie d'Oignies and the Matter of Beguine Sanctity
(Language: English)
Corinne E. Kannenberg, Department of History, Princeton University
Index terms: Hagiography, Liturgy, Religious Life

The collection of 13th-century relics, reliquaries, and liturgical artefacts originating from the St Nicholas priory of Oignies (Belgium) is one of the most complete and intact treasures of its kind. A recent scientific analysis (CROMIOSS) and restauration efforts at the Musée des Arts anciens du Namurois have revived international interest in this collection. These sessions will discuss the Oignies Treasure in all its aspects and explore the context and significance of its artefacts.