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During the later Middle Ages, England was home to a thriving art industry that produced colorful and delicate alabaster sculptures in large quantities and distributed them throughout Europe, many for use in private homes. This exhibition of an expressive, often-overlooked artistic medium comes from the world’s greatest collection of medieval alabaster sculptures, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and offers a fascinating window into the role of art in the personal devotional practices of the Middle Ages. Object of Devotion is comprised of approximately 60 biblically inspired alabaster relief sculptures from the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries.
This exhibition is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia, and is supported by a grant from The Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Major support for MOBIA’s exhibitions and programs is provided by American Bible Society and by Howard and Roberta Ahmanson.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Thanks to MOBIA - The Museum of Biblical Art New York City