"Votive Bodies: Wax and Beyond in Medieval Mediterranean Devotional Practices”
Ittai Weinryb, Bard Graduate Center
Part of the Silsila fall 2018 Lecture Series, Matters of Mediation/Bodies of Devotion
The unique characteristics of wax and beeswax made the material a crucial participant in votive practices. By focusing on the material of wax, the lecture will outline the relations between, site, body, material and materiality in order to further exemplify the relations between devotees and divinities, between the here and hereafter in Christian devotion.