Judith Golden  Art History Specialist

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Judith Golden

Art History SpecialistThe Index of Medieval Art


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2001

At the University of Pittsburgh, Judith Golden undertook a study of Egerton 745, an early-14th-century miscellany held by the British Library, under the direction of Alison Stones. The study fostered a curiosity about French and English manuscripts of the 13th and 14th centuries, and encouraged an interest in narrative presentations of saints’ lives in any medium, but particularly manuscripts, and in individuals for whom manuscripts are made, particularly women.

Golden began at the Index in January 2000, spending 10 years of that time on the cooperative program between the Pierpont Morgan Library and the Index, along with other projects in sculpture, stained glass, and opus anglicanum, medieval English embroidery. Among her professional activities, Golden was one of three bibliographers for the new edition of Oxford University Press’s Encyclopedia of Medieval Art, completed in early 2011. In her own research, Golden enjoys mining the iconographic riches of the Index, looking, for example, for rulers sitting with their legs crossed.

Selected Publications

“Moutier Grandval Bible,” “Speculum humane salvationis,” and “Livre de la chasse,” in Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art (Oxford University Press, 2012).

“House of Blois”; “Chinon”; “William Durandus, ‘the Younger’ (c. 1271–1330)”; “Gobelin Tapestry”; “Guillaume le Breton”; “Enguerran de Marigny”; “Marmousets”; “Guillaume de Nogaret (d. 1313)”; “Picardy”; and “Rethel”; in Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages (Oxford University Press, 2010).

“The Iconography of Authority in the Depiction of Cross-Legged, Seated Rulers,” in Between the Picture and the Word: Manuscript Studies from the Index of Christian Art, ed. Colum Hourihane (Index of Christian Art and Penn State University Press, 2005).

“Images of Instruction, Marie de Bretagne, and the Life of St. Eustace as Illustrated in British Library Ms. Egerton 745,” in Insights and Interpretations: Studies in Celebration of the Eighty-fifth Anniversary of the Index of Christian Art, ed. Colum Hourihane (Index of Christian Art and Princeton University Press, 2002).

Selected Papers

“Gardens, Books, and Law-suits: Intersections of Power in the Strategies of Mahaut d'Artois (d. 1329)”, presented at Reassessing the Roles of Women as Makers of Medieval Art and Architecture, Madrid, May 2010.

“Who: Men of Interest. The Visitation Explored,” presented at the Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies,  October 2007.

“Château Decoration: Expressions of Wealth and Self in Fourteenth-Century France,” presented at the New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, March 2006.

“The Iconography of Authority in the Depiction of Cross-Legged, Seated Rulers,” presented at Between the Picture and the Word: The Book of Kings (Morgan 638) in Focus, Princeton University, March 2004.

“The Six Lives of St. Denis, Audience and Patronage,” presented at Saint-Denis Revisited, the Man, the Art and the Architecture, Princeton University, October 2003.

 "The Devotional Compendium Egerton 745: Illustrating Saints' Lives," presented at the 35th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 2000.