Kunera, late medieval badges and ampullae
Badges and ampullae surface regularly in riverfront deposits and old city centers. These little known objects are the material witnesses to the rich and fascinating visual world of the late Middle Ages. Often only unique copies or – in rare instances – some duplicates of the same mould were passed down, even though the objects were mass-produced at the time.Over Kunera →
New badges in Kunera
Recently Kunera included 6.000 objects from the documentation of Hendrik Jan van Beuningen. The data is now online for everyone to search and browse. Hendrik Jan van Beuningen's lifework and its meaning for Kunera will be the center of attention during a symposium on Thursday 29 September.
New publication - Geleefd Geloof [Lived Faith]
Recently Walburg Pers published a book on medieval Frisia, a region in the Low Countries comprising the current provinces of Groningen and Friesland. For this book, Jos Koldeweij wrote about pilgrims’ badges and ampullae.
New publication Medieval Badges: Their Wearers and Their Worlds
Interdisciplinary in approach, and sumptuously illustrated with more than 115 color and black-and-white images, Medieval Badges: Their Wearers and Their Worlds introduces badges in all their variety and uses.