Dr Amy GIllette (MA 2012, PhD 2016) co-edits book on early 16th-century baptismal font canopy of the church of St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich
The book, The Baptismal Font Canopy of St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich: Studies of a Medieval Monument over Four Centuries, is co-edited with Zachary Stewart. This volume is part of Brill's Art and Material Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe series.
The early 16th-century baptismal font canopy of the church of St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich, is one of only three such structures to survive anywhere in the British Isles. Inspired by the recent rediscovery of four attributable panels at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this study offers a trans-temporal account of the canopy’s initial creation and subsequent use, mutilation, and modification. Written by a team of scholars in art/architectural history, art conservation, heritage documentation, literary studies, and museum curation, it explores the installation’s multiple artistic, ritual, and cultural contexts, from late medieval and early modern Europe to modern-day North America.