Images of Faith 2

In this the second of our series of Lent study groups, we were shown images of art from the late 13th through to the 14th century. Many were small scale and intended form private devotion. There showed beautiful craftsmanship whether in stone, ivory or wood.The images assisted those in contemplation to imagine that they were in the midst of a holy scene - the historic became the present for the believer.

 

Particular iconic images were developed and were replicated in many media such as the 'Pieta' and 'The Man of Sorrows.' Some of these became objects of cult status across the medieval world.