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Ett "väl utsmyckat skrin" för Katarina av Vadstena?: En omtolkning av det broderade relikvariet i Linköpings domkyrkomuseum.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Art History. (Konstvetenskap)
2018 (Swedish)In: Iconographisk post: Nordisk tidskrift för ikonografi, ISSN 0106-1348, E-ISSN 2323-5586, no 1-2, p. 40-54Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses an embroided skull reliquary, kept in the Diocesan Museum of the Linköping Cathedral in Sweden. It is one of four still extant similar reliquaries from Vadstena Abbey. The reliquary has previously been examined by Agnes Branting & Andreas Lindblom (Medeltida vävnader och broderier i Sverige 1928) and later discussed by Axel L. Romdahl in Fornvännen (1929) and by Carl R. af Ugglas (1935). In 2001, Inger Estham described it in a publication on textile objects in the Linköping Cathedral and suggested that it was made for the feast of the translation of Bishop Nils Hermansson in 1515. A renewed analysis of the reliquary, which takes the embroidery techniques, the loss of ornaments and the iconography into consideration, supports the assumed provenance from Vadstena Abbey. The hitherto unnoticed decoration on the lid, shaped as a typical Birgittine nun’s crown, suggests that the relics belonged to someone in the Birgittine context. Based on this observation, together with an iconographical and stilistic analysis, this article argues for a rejection of the connection between the reliquary and the translation of the Bishop Nils Hermansson. It is further suggested that the dating of the reliquary must be adjusted to a time not later than the translation feast of Katarina of Vadstena in 1489, and that it might even have originally been made to encase her skull.

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Åbo, 2018. no 1-2, p. 40-54
Keywords [en]
Vadstena Abbey, Reliquary, Medieval Embroidery, Pictorial Program, Medieval Spirituality, Birgittine Spirituality, Saint Birgitta, Saint Katarina, Book Illumination, Mediaeval Iconography
Keywords [sv]
medeltida broderi, relikvarium, Vadstena kloster, Katarina av Vadstena, Linköpings domkyrkomuseum
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Art History
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History of Art; Textile Studies; Ecclesiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-383312OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-383312DiVA, id: diva2:1315357
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Birgittinska broderier (BWS)
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Berit Wallenberg Foundation, 2016.0028Available from: 2019-05-13 Created: 2019-05-13 Last updated: 2019-05-24Bibliographically approved

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