[HNW] reference question

Cindy Myers emmelyne at silkewerk.com
Mon Nov 12 06:57:48 PST 2007


> A quilter in Caid is looking for images of the medieval vices and  
> virtues.
>
> Do you know of a source to find images of these?

This book might be a good starting point for her.  At least it will  
tell her where to look further.

HOURIHANE, Colum. (ed.)
_Virtue and Vice - The Personifications in the Index of Christian  
Art._  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000.  ISBN 0-691-05037-6.

The first half of the book is a collection of six essays on virtues  
and vices as they appear in medieval literature and art.  The second  
half is a catalog (divided between virtues and vices, and then  
alphabetized) of where various depictions occur and what medium  
they're in.

Hope that helps,
Cindy



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