Gunhild’s Cross: Seeing a Romanesque Masterwork through Denmark

Heslop, T. A. (2020) Gunhild’s Cross: Seeing a Romanesque Masterwork through Denmark. Art History, 43 (2). pp. 432-457. ISSN 1467-8365

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Abstract

The development of Christian art in Denmark began c.960 under royal patronage and developed gradually over the following century, adopting and adapting ideas from other parts of western Europe. The canonisation of King Cnut (died 1086) provided a national saint. Around 1100, his sister Gunhild commissioned an ivory cross which may have been donated to Odense, where Cnut was martyred. The ideology of the imagery and the inscriptions echo the rhetoric around Cnut's sanctity.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Art History and World Art Studies
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2020 00:13
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 23:55
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/75440
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8365.12503

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