Here is just the "quick and dirty" of my talk: The main topic of my presentation was the embroidered cover of a thirteenth-century manuscript that was originally held at the monastic library at Kloster Wöltingerode.
|Front Cover: Christ in Majesty surrounded by Four Evangelists |
(Matthew/Man, John/Eagle, Luke/Ox, Mark/Lion)
|Back Cover: Enthroned Virgin with Christ surrounded by Four Saints|
Wöltingerode Bindings: Cod. Guelf. 1399, 1427, 1321, 1432, and 1144 Helmst. Wolfenbüttel: HAB.
So here is the world premier of color photographs of the back cover of the Goslar Gospel!
|Goslar Gospel, Back Cover: Coronation of the Virgin|
|Goslar Gospel, Clasps and Spine|
|Left: Goslar Gospel Gobelin Stitches & Right: Wöltingerode Psalter Gobelin Stitches|
Other than working to locate the embroideries, I explored some of the symbolic connotations of silk during and since the Middle Ages.
|This is a quote from Saint Birgitta of Sweden's Revelations in which Christ speaks to Birgitta.|
Some of the questions during the Q&A after my talk were very challenging, but this is a great group of scholars for the exchange of ideas and I was encouraged that so many had questions and comments! I received positive feedback that evening and in the following days, so I am pleased to report that I feel the presentation was a success!!!