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Title Small wonders : late-Gothic boxwood micro-carvings from the low countries / edited by Frits Scholten ; with contributions by Frits Scholten, Reindert Falkenburg, Ingmar Reesing, Alexandra Suda, Barbara Drake Boehm, Pete Dandridge, Lisa Ellis.

Published Amsterdam Rijksmuseum Publications Department, [2016]
©2016.

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Physical description 687 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Notes Catalog for the exhibition "Small Wonders," held at the Art Gallery of Ontario, 29 October, 2016- 22 January, 2017, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 22 February-21 May, 2017, and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 15 June-17 September, 2017.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Boxwood prayer beads, rosaries and miniature altarpieces made in Northern Europe during the early 1500s demonstrate the limitless potential of human artistic practice. These tiny masterpieces, small enough to fit in the palm of the hand, depict complex scenes with elegance and precision. Without fail, they inspire viewers to ask how a person could have possibly made them, a question that can only be answered today. Debuting in Toronto on Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures, for the first time brings together more than 60 rare boxwood carvings from institutions and private collections across Europe and North America. The exhibition offers new insight into the methods of production and cultural significance of these awe-inspiring works of art. Highlighting the cutting edge technology used by curators and conservators in their search to understand these miniature sculptures. Exhibition: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (05.11.2016-22.01.2017) / The Met Cloisters, NYC, USA (21.02.2017- ) / Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (15.06.2017- ).
Other author Scholten, Frits, editor, writer of added commentary.
Falkenburg, Reindert Leonard, writer of added commentary.
Reesing, Ingmar, 1976- writer of added commentary.
Suda, Alexandra, writer of added commentary.
Boehm, Barbara Drake, writer of added commentary.
Dandridge, Pete, writer of added commentary.
Ellis, Lisa, writer of added commentary.
Art Gallery of Ontario, host institution.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), host institution.
Rijksmuseum (Netherlands), host institution.
Subject Wood-carving, Gothic -- Benelux countries -- Exhibitions.
Miniature wood-carving -- Benelux countries -- Exhibitions.
Small sculpture -- Technique -- Exhibitions.
ISBN 9789491714931