Dr. Christina Nielsen is Assistant Curator for Medieval Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2004, she edited and served as principal author for Devotion and Splendor: Medieval Art at the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago and Seattle: Art Institute and Washington University Press). Most recently, she served as an author for The Silk Road and Beyond: Travel, Trade and Transformation (Chicago and New Haven: Art Institute and Yale University Press, 2006); and Emaux méridionaux: catalogue international de l’oeuvre Limoges, vol. II: ca. 1200 (Paris: CNRS, forthcoming).