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The Representation of Disability on a Spanish Medieval Sarcophagus

Lecture with Johanna Wirth Calvo (art historian and activist)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 6 pm


The paper focuses on the 13th century sarcophagus of Saint Pedro of Osma in the cathedral of El Burgo de Osma. Besides illustrating hagiographic texts, its pictorial narration depicts the pilgrimage practice that took place around the tomb. Meanwhile, the pictorial rhetoric formulates the possibility of emotional identification through a series of very realistic depicted disabled bodies.


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