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Description: Crucifixion
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Description: Becket’s Crown: Art and Imagination in Gothic England 1170–1300
Ralph Baldock’s suppression of the cross at Conyhope had a rational aspect in regard to religious signs. Because its form was unlike that of a proper cross, it fundamentally subverted the doctrines associated with the idea of a cruciform image. Worse: according to the first of the two sources for the events of 1305, the cross was also a Crux horribilis, a cross of...
PublisherPaul Mellon Centre
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.209-230

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