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The ivory mirror : the art of mortality in Renaissance Europe
The ivory mirror : the art of mortality in Renaissance Europe
Perkinson, Stephen, author.
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Publication Information:
Brunswick, Maine : Bowdoin College Museum of Art, [2017]

New Haven : Yale University Press.
Physical Description:
279 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
General Note:
"This book is published in conjunction with the exhibition The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe, presented at Bowdoin College Museum of Art from June 24 to November 26, 2017."
The Ivory Mirror / Stephen Perkinson -- The Light at the End of the Tunnel : Manuscript Illumination and the Concept of Death / Elizabeth Morrison -- Chicart Bailly and the Specter of Death : Memento Mori in a Sixteenth-Century Estate Inventory / Katherine Baker -- Plates -- List of Plates -- Memento mori Beads : Collecting Histories and Contexts / Naomi Speakman -- The Poetry of Death / Emma Maggie Solberg.
"We often imagine the Renaissance as an age of exceptional human progress and artistic achievement. But, intriguingly, macabre images proliferated in precisely this period: unsettling depictions of Death personified, of decaying bodies, of young lovers struck down in their prime. These morbid themes run riot in the remarkable array of artworks featured in The Ivory Mirror. Nearly 200 illustrated artworks--from ivory prayer beads to gem-encrusted jewelry to exquisitely carved small sculptures--present us with an aspect of this era that is at once darker and more familiar than we might have expected"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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