S. Pearce’s model for studying objects and its application to a baptismal cross

Alexandra Tranta
This paper applies S. Pearce’s model for studying objects to a family heirloom, a baptismal cross. This model is a mnemonic device, not a system of inviolable rules. Furthermore, it is shown that the interpretative process needs to encompass not only information about the object, but also a new perception of the range of philosophical and technical concepts that shape the interpretation of material culture. It is also necessary to stress the understanding and applying...
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