Bernhard Brown & Gold Room
Saturday, May 15, 2010 1:30-3:00pm
Organizer and Presider: Véronique Plesch, Colby College
While many cults were insistently local, others achieved transregional importance. This session examines the visual and material representation of “out of place” saints, be they saints from afar who achieved great Italian significance (e.g., Nicolas of Myra, later of Bari) or Italian saints who gained pan-Christian importance (e.g., Benedict).
“Neither Corpus nor Cult: The Strange Case of Saints Barlaam and Joasaph at the Baptistery of Parma”
“The North Portal of San Leonardo in Lama Volara (Apulia) and the Cult of Saint Leonard of Noblat in Twelfth-Century Italy”