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Reine Pédauque: A now-lost Statuary Tradition as a Case of Religious Co-Production
"Reine Pédauque" refers to a type of statue of a royal woman with webbed feet found in some 12th-century French churches, all of which are now lost. The mystery of the origins and significance of these statues has piqued scholarly interest since the 18th century and is one example of the strange fruits of religious co-production.
Event: International Conference
Conference: “Moments of Religious Co-Production in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – Past and Present”
June 26–28 2023 ProgramLearn more
Who we are
The project is coordinated by Katharina Heyden, Professor for Ancient History of Christianity and Interreligious Encounters at the University of Bern (Switzerland), and David Nirenberg, Director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (U.S.), and includes a network of collaborators across North America, Europe, and the Middle East.