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On Fri, 6 Sep 1996, GP. Ferzoco wrote:

> As a non-art historian (helas!), I would be grateful for any advice that
> can be given regarding the best repertories of symbols and iconography
> dealing with saints. I've seen several in various libraries, of course,
> and some *appear* to be more complete and 'scholarly' than others, but
> that of course doesn't mean that those works are in fact the best ones to
> consult.
> 
> Please reply to the list, as there may well be others who could appreciate
> your advice.
> 
> George Ferzoco
>George, the best place I know of to start is Gertrud Schiller, 
*Iconography of Christian Art*, trans. J. Seligman, 2 vols. (London, 
1971-72).  There are, of course, innumerable studies of the iconography 
of individual saints, but I know of no current index or list of all of 
them.   I recall using a French work in PIMS library, a sort of dictionary 
that discusses the attributes of individual SS (e.g., the ring for Edward 
the Confessor) but at the moment cannot recall author/title or just how 
comprehensive it is.  I won't alas be going to PIMS until sometime late 
next week but will pull it off the shelf and convey info to you then.
Regards, John P.


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