Leiden Medievalists Blog


Tag: Sculpture

  • Devouring the church

    Devouring the church

    Setting your teeth in the church was not as implausible an act in medieval times as we might think today. Different creatures nibbled and scraped away at the church’s fabric: sculpted monsters, pillar-biting hypocrites, and even the faithful themselves.
  • Dolls for Adults

    Dolls for Adults

    Dolls as devotional aids, liturgical props and objects of desire: on the various ways medieval adults interacted with dolls and lifelike sculptures.