Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian
Encyclopedia of Women in Religious Art by Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, Continuum Publishing Co., 1996.
Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 704.9424
A quick, specialized dictionary focused on images, roles and symbols related to women in religious art. Over 2,000 brief entries focus on the world’s major religions.
Examples include: Bestiary, Golden Legend, Saint Mary Magdalene, and Willow.
An appendix lists variant names of “historical and legendary” women (Contents, iii).
Helpful for: Humanities, Religious Studies, Women’s Studies, Humanities V Art Paper