Title

In the name of Saint George : ivory saddles from the fifteenth century

Abstract

In major museums around the world there are twenty-nine saddles of carved stag horn (usually referred to as "ivory") dated roughly to the fifteenth century that are, at best, sporadically discussed in art historical literature. Of these, ten currently reside in museums and private collections in English speaking countries, yet no significant studies on them exist in English. The goal of this thesis is to introduce this group of rare and extraordinary saddles and to provide a basis for further research on the topic in English. The thesis begins with an introduction to the saddles themselves and the literature on the subject. The first chapter focuses on the iconographical programs of the most elaborate saddles. The second chapter involves in depth examination of each saddle's provenance and if possible, the identification of a likely patron. The third chapter focuses on the production process of the saddles and explores the different hypotheses put forth by past scholars concerning the places of production. In addition to the specific focus on the stag horn saddles, it is hoped that this thesis will contribute to the broader study of the Renaissances of East-Central Europe in the English-speaking world.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

2009

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Zaho, Margaret

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Degree Program

Art

Subjects

Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0022368

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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