Online Lecture: Water Blood and Wine – Iconography of the Old Testament on Medieval Portable Altars, Sarah Luginbill, University of Colorado Boulder, April 22nd 2021 4pm PST/7pm EST

Sponsored by the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions, Sarah Luginbill will deliver a lecture online from the University of Colorado Boulder on the iconography of the Old Testament on medieval portable altars. They will present their dissertation research on iconography of Abraham, Abel and Melchisedech that feature on the lids of several portable altars made in German lands c.1000-1250 CE.

For more information on Luginbill’s research on medieval portable altars, please click here.

To see updates on how to access tomorrow’s Zoom, head to Luginbill’s twitter account (@salu1292) or Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions website for updates.


Published by Ellie Wilson

Ellie Wilson holds a First Class Honours in the History of Art from the University of Bristol, with a particular focus on Medieval Florence. In 2020 she achieved a Distinction in her MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she specialised in the art and architecture of Medieval England under the supervision of Dr Tom Nickson. Her dissertation focussed on an alabaster altarpiece, and its relationship with the cult of St Thomas Becket in France and the Chartreuse de Vauvert. Her current research focusses on the artistic patronage of London’s Livery Companies immediately pre and post-Reformation. Ellie will begin a PhD at the University of York in Autumn 2021 with a WRoCAH studentship, under the supervision of Professor Tim Ayers and Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein.

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