Medieval

LOS ANGELES—Throughout the Middle Ages (about 500-1500), texts and images were disseminated primarily through handwritten and hand-drawn materials. In the 15th century, with the…

Monsters exert a timeless fascination, and have often been used as a metaphor for the strange, different, extraordinary and appalling. Demons and angels, dragons, mermaids and unicorns filled…

Discovered after decades stashed in a drawer, one of the world’s most famous and valuable chesspieces in coming to auction. Offered by Sotheby’s in their upcoming Old Master Sculpture & Works…

 

On Christmas day in 1950, the original stone pedestal of Scone mysteriously vanished from Westminster Abbey. Months later, it turned up in Arbroath Abbey, wrapped in a Scottish flag.

The Holy Thorn Reliquary is a work of both ornate beauty and sublime significance. The grandeur and intricacy of the late-medieval French goldsmith’s craft is harnessed for the reverence of a…