Medieval

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…

Courtiers feasting at elaborately set tables, knights in gleaming armor, a richly clad monarch presiding over elegant festivities—these are the images often associated with the medieval and…

LOS ANGELES – Courtiers feasting at elaborately set tables, knights in gleaming armor, a richly clad monarch presiding over elegant festivities—these are the images often…

"Senior Research Curator Susanna Avery-Quash explores the history of taste in the National Gallery's collection. Learn about one of the earliest paintings in the Gallery's collection, Margarito d'…