Gothic Coffers Traveling Revisited

November 11, 2015

For the launch of the Les Enluminures exhibition "Gothic Traveling Coffers Revisited" Sandra Hindman discusses these rare medieval coffers and their remarkable French prints. The emergence of a Northern Renaissance painting, featuring a Gothic traveling coffer, encourages us to revisit the question of the purpose of these travelling boxes - symbols of "the house and the garden of the Virgin."