In these teacher materials, and during the videoconference, students will learn that the Medieval time period is rich both intellectually and spiritually, a point that can be observed through the e
France, Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, 12th century
limestone, Overall: 72.3 x 68.5 x 36.1 cm (28 1/2 x 27 x 14 3/16 in.). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1962.247
According to the Old Testament, Daniel was cast into a lionâ€™s den as punishment for his belief in a single god, but he was miraculously delivered from harm on account of his faith. This story is related here, with Daniel flanked by lions and the angel sent by God to save him. Together with other decorated capitals, this imposing work of Romanesque sculpture once decorated the interior of the church of Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, a city in central France.
CMA, "Year in Review, 1969" no. 16.
CMA, "Treasures from Medieval France" 1967.
Bavarian Nationalmuseum, Munich (5/10/2007 - 9/16/2007), the J. Paul Getty Musuem, Los Angeles (10/30/2007 - 1/20/2008) and Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN (2/13/2009 - 6/7/2009): "Sacred Gifts and Worldly Treasures: Medieval Masterworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art"
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