Art for the Christian Liturgy in the Middle Ages
Many thanks to BLS of the Topmost Apple Blog for drawing the following link to my attention. The Metropolitan Museum for Art in New York has a page entitled Art for the Christian Liturgy in the Middle Ages, with some rather lovely images and commentary on a range liturgical objects, including pyxes, chalices, chrismatories and manuscripts. Among the selection is the very glorious fourteenth century Constable chasuble (see above), a wonderful example of the 'Opus Anglicanum' embroidery that English needleworkers were famous for. You will also find on the page a whole host of links to illustrated thematic essays covering a wide range of different subjects from 'Private life in the Burgundian Netherlands' to 'Death in the Middle Ages'.