IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 308: British Archaeological Association, III: Confusion and Conversion - Borders of Prayer

Monday 6 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:British Archaeological Association
Organiser:Harriet Mahood, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:Harriet Mahood, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Paper 308-aOrder and Disorder in the 14th-Century Chantry Chapel at Cogges, Oxfordshire
(Language: English)
Nicola Lowe, Department of History of Art School of Arts Birkbeck University of London
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture, Lay Piety
Paper 308-b'Attending at Calvary': Conversion and Eucharistic Sacrifice in the Clopton Chantry, Long Melford
(Language: English)
Katherine Turley, Department of English and Humanities Birkbeck University of London
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Lay Piety
Paper 308-cThe Surviving Early 16th-Century Chantry Chapels at St Stephen's, Westminster: Architecture, Patronage, and Reuse
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Biggs, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - General, Architecture - Secular, Art History - General
Abstract

This panel looks at the borders decorating two chantry chapels. At Cogges, Oxfordshire, the devotional calm of the female effigy is seemingly disturbed by burlesque imagery above. In the Clopton Chantry, Long Melford, a hand reaches down from the ‘roof-heaven’ to offer a scroll interwoven by a flourishing vine. How do these borders contribute to or subvert the construction of sacred space and the liturgies that took place there?