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The Treasury of Basel Cathedral - Husband, Timothy B; Chapius, Julien - Yale University Press
  • Mar 11, 2001
    196 p., 8 x 11
    45 b/w + 105 color illus.
    ISBN: 9780300088496
    Cloth
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Series

Published in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art<br>Distributed by Yale University Press  
 

The Treasury of Basel Cathedral

  • Timothy B. Husband; With contributions by Julien Chapius
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The medieval Treasury of the Basel Minster miraculously survived earthquakes, wars, iconoclasm, and the Reformation, only to be dispersed in the early nineteenth century. More than half of its holdings are now in the Historisches Museum Basel, while the remainder are in museum collections all over the world. This book presents more than seventy-five of these splendid ecclesiastical and secular objects from the Basel Minster, dating from the early eleventh through the early sixteenth century, spanning the Early Romanesque period to the Reformation.

Most of the works are of gold and silver--many encrusted with precious stones, antique gems, or translucent enamels--but there are also textiles and objects of hardstone, rock crystal, bronze, and wood, including the doors of the original storage cupboards. All are reproduced in full color and fully discussed.

The four essays in the volume focus on the history of medieval Basel and on the function of cathedral treasuries, with particular emphasis on the Basel Treasury and its contents.

Timothy B. Husband is curator and Julien Chapuis is assistant curator in the department of medieval art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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