TITLE

THE YORK MASONS' MONKEY-BUSINESS

AUTHOR(S)
Hardwick, Paul
PUB. DATE
July 1999
SOURCE
Medieval English Theatre;1999, Vol. 21, p79
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the Medieval English Drama and the use of monkeys in the image of the Funeral of the Virgin in the stained glass of the York Minster. It says that the Funeral of the Virgin was rare in English drama as well as in English art of the Middle Ages. It states that upper band of historical panels shows the Crucifixion flanked on the left by the Virgin and two friends, and Saint John the Evangelist with Longinus and Stephaton on the right. It relates that the York Minster was dedicated to Saint Peter representing the divine commitment to man embodied in Christ's Passion. It adds that monkeys were used to represent and resemble men since they imitate what they see.
ACCESSION #
63890243

 

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