The apocryphal infancy of Christ as depicted on the fourteenth-century Tring Tiles

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Title:
The apocryphal infancy of Christ as depicted on the fourteenth-century Tring Tiles
Author:
Casey, Mary Frances, 1937-
Issue Date:
1995
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The ten rectangular red clay tiles which comprise the collection known as the "Tring Tiles" depict stories from the apocryphal Infancy of Christ Gospels and are dated to before the second century. The eight tiles held at the British Museum and the two tiles and fragments at the Victoria and Albert Museum are believed to be the remains of a longer series which were mounted as a wall frieze in Tring Parish Church. The images on the tiles portray Jesus, from ages three to eight, performing miracles of killing and revival, trickery, and acts of charity. The final tile depicts a wedding feast similar to the feast at Cana. Explanation for the placement of these tiles, produced with a rare technique and containing unusual portrayals of Jesus, in a parish church, is dependent upon the examination and interpretation of religious and social perspectives in early fourteenth-century England.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Art History.; History, Medieval.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Art History
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Williams, Jane Welch

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe apocryphal infancy of Christ as depicted on the fourteenth-century Tring Tilesen_US
dc.creatorCasey, Mary Frances, 1937-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Mary Frances, 1937-en_US
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe ten rectangular red clay tiles which comprise the collection known as the "Tring Tiles" depict stories from the apocryphal Infancy of Christ Gospels and are dated to before the second century. The eight tiles held at the British Museum and the two tiles and fragments at the Victoria and Albert Museum are believed to be the remains of a longer series which were mounted as a wall frieze in Tring Parish Church. The images on the tiles portray Jesus, from ages three to eight, performing miracles of killing and revival, trickery, and acts of charity. The final tile depicts a wedding feast similar to the feast at Cana. Explanation for the placement of these tiles, produced with a rare technique and containing unusual portrayals of Jesus, in a parish church, is dependent upon the examination and interpretation of religious and social perspectives in early fourteenth-century England.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectArt History.en_US
dc.subjectHistory, Medieval.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Historyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWilliams, Jane Welchen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1378294en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b33847009en_US
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