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Spolia in medieval art and architecture

Dale Kinney.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Archaeology; Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Metalwork; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; History of Art; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Greek and Roman Art; Christian Art; Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 1102 words.

In its most general sense, spolia (pl., from Lat. spolium: ‘plunder’) denotes all artifacts re-employed in secondary contexts, from building blocks reused in a wall to pagan gems...

Stavelot Triptych

William M. Voelkle.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Metalwork; Painting; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art. 719 words.

Portable altar–reliquary (New York, Morgan Lib.), made c. 1156 for the Stavelot Abbey in the Ardennes, Belgium and decorated with both Mosan and Byzantine enamels (see fig.). The...