Ittai Weinryb
Ittai Weinryb is associate professor of medieval art and material culture at the Bard Graduate Center, New York.
Weinryb, Ittai
Weinryb, Ittai
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Description: Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place
A young pregnant woman, visiting the Sanctuary of Our Lady at Fátima, Portugal, is about to deposit a wax offering made in the image of her own pregnant self into the fire pit at the shrine—while she touches her belly with one hand, her other hand separates the votive offering from her body...
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Ittai Weinryb (Editor)
PublisherBard Graduate Center
Description: Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place
Faith is a common aspect of all human societies. Faith makes us believe, wonder, and follow certain rituals—praying, wearing certain clothing, fasting, growing beards, or shaving hair. In some cultures, faith leads believers...
Author
Ittai Weinryb (Editor)
PublisherBard Graduate Center
Description: Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place
Ittai Weinryb (Editor)
Votive objects or ex-votos are a broad category of material artifacts produced with the intention of being offered as acts of faith. Common across historical periods, religions, and cultures, they are presented as tokens of gratitude for prayers answered, as well as the physical manifestation of hopes and anxieties. Agents of Faith explores votive offerings in the context of material culture, art history, and religious studies to better understand their history and present-day importance. By looking at what humans have chosen to offer in their votive transactions, this volume uncovers their most intimate moments in life and questions the nature, role, and function of one of the most fundamental aspects of the relationship between people and things—the imbuing of objects with sentiment. Encompassing exquisite works of art as well as votives of humble origin and material, with objects dating from 2000 B.C. to the twenty-first century, the beautiful illustrations and wide-ranging text expose the global reach of votive practices and the profoundly personal nature behind their creation.

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Author
Ittai Weinryb (Editor)
Print publication date October 2018 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300222968
EISBN 9780300254679
Illustrations 390
Print Status in print