Lament for a lost queen: The sarcophagus of Dona Blanca in Najera

del Alamo, Elizabeth Valde
June 1996
Art Bulletin;Jun96, Vol. 78 Issue 2, p311
Academic Journal
Details the representation of a king's lament over the death of his queen in childbirth on her sarcophagus from the 1100s in Spain. King's lamentation as a prayer for her soul and a device to assure the salvation of both queen and king; Description of her salvation in feminized terms; Exploration of the court culture, and liturgical and literary and artistic sources for the images.


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