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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1338: Mercian Studies, II: Mercian Sculpture, 7th-9th Centuries

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Leicester Medieval Research Centre
Organiser:Joanna Story, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester
Moderator/Chair:Joanna Story, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester
Paper 1338-aFlights of Angels: Sculpted Stones and Shrines in Mercia
(Language: English)
Meg Boulton, Independent Scholar
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture, Theology
Paper 1338-bFigural Sculpture in Mercia: Revisiting the 'Peterborough School' (in the Light of Lichfield)
(Language: English)
Teresa Porciani, School of History, Politics & International Relations, University of Leicester
Index terms: Architecture - General, Art History - Sculpture, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1338-cDeck the Hall: Sculpting Church Interiors in the East Midlands
(Language: English)
Jane Hawkes, Department of History of Art, University of York
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture, Religious Life
Abstract

The surviving stone sculpture is eloquent testimony to the cultural sophistication of the Mercian kingdom at the peak of its power in the 8th century and reveals regional and long distance connections as well as high art that is comparable with the outstanding contemporary manuscripts and metalwork. Newly collected for the Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, the sculpture of the Mercian Supremacy is ripe for reanalysis.