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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1645: Social Agency of Secular Goldsmiths' Work in the Late Middle Ages, II: Use

Thursday 6 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA)
Organisers:Masha Goldin, eikones - Zentrum für die Theorie und Geschichte des Bildes, Universität Basel
Hila Manor, Department of Art History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Moderator/Chair:Masha Goldin, eikones - Zentrum für die Theorie und Geschichte des Bildes, Universität Basel
Respondent:John Cherry, Independent Scholar, London
Paper 1645-aRichard II and the Coronation Regalia: A Case of Duplicated 'Object-Conversion'
(Language: English)
Rowanne Dean, Department of Art History, University of Chicago
Index terms: Art History - General, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1645-b14th-Century Nested Beakers from a Jewish Context: Profane Drinking Vessels or Ritual Objects?
(Language: English)
Maria Stürzebecher, Kulturdirektion, Landeshauptstadt Erfurt
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - General

Wrought for a vast range of practices and contexts, in an abundance of forms, styles, and techniques, European late medieval secular goldsmiths' work remains an elusive category of artistic production and use. Acknowledging the inherent flexibility and intracity in which goldsmiths' work was created and perceived, in these sessions, we seek to problematise the secular/religious dichotomy in relation to late medieval goldsmithery; examine networks organised around goldsmiths' work, including guilds, workshops, and commissioners; as well as the exchange of gifts and the conversion of objects. Researchers, curators, and students will examine issues of the production of goldsmith's work in the first session and the diverse forms of its use in the second session.