Date of Award

Spring 5-30-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Cynthia Hahn

Second Advisor

Dr. Hendrik Dey

Academic Program Adviser

Dr. Nebahat Avcıoğlu


Possible relationships between northern and southern French shrines are examined in this paper through case studies of the shrines at Chartres and Conques. The materiality of cult statues and votive objects, the body as performative tool, and institutional motivations are considered for their bearing on the shrine as a system.



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