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The Names in the Frescoes of the Crypt in Saint-Savin Abbey

Abstract : The session focuses on the relationship between written names and sacred spaces, exploring the role(s) that names as well as the physical action of writing them played in the construction of the holiness of the space on which they had been written down. Papers address names of both the saints and the faithful that are scratched, carved, or painted on sacred objects and sacred places, ranging from the epigraphic ‘relic-labels’ which identified the relics, to graffiti on church walls, and the pictorial narratives in crypts of Romanesque churches.
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Estelle Ingrand-Varenne. The Names in the Frescoes of the Crypt in Saint-Savin Abbey. International medieval Congress, Jul 2019, Leeds, United Kingdom. ⟨halshs-02431709⟩



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