publication . Conference object . 2017

Poetry and Materiality: The Inscription on the Reliquary of Saint Savinianus by Odorannus of Sens

Ingrand-Varenne, Estelle;
English
  • Published: 04 Jul 2017
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
Session 203: Relics at the Interface between Textuality and Materiality, c. 400-c. 1200, II: Inscribing the Relics; International audience; Concentrating on inscriptions on late antique reliquaries from the eastern Mediterranean and on early medieval reliquaries from Western Europe, this panel explores how epigraphic texts participated in the presentation of the relics in their cult sites and how they contributed to explaining the relics’ or the reliquaries’ significance to the intended audience. The proposed papers approach the relations between textual contents, material characteristics of writing, supports and contexts via questions of visibility, legibility, and function of inscriptions.
Subjects
free text keywords: epigraphy, decorative arts, art history, Middle Ages, literacy, liturgy, orality, [SHS.HIST]Humanities and Social Sciences/History, [SHS.ART]Humanities and Social Sciences/Art and art history, [SHS.RELIG]Humanities and Social Sciences/Religions
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