Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 12569
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Havice , Christine.
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  • Title: Approaching Medieval Women Through Medieval Art [the author provides an introductory overview touching on the images of medieval women (legendary and historical figures) in art and the roles that women played in the production of art, including recipients, sponsors, authors, and artists].
  • Source: Women in Medieval Western European Culture.  Edited by Linda E. Mitchell.  Garland Publishing, 1999.  Pages 345 - 389.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- General Artists Patronage, Artistic Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
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  • Illustrations: Twelve Figures. Figure One Tombstone of Abbess Adelheid I, early twelfth century (Quedlinburg, Germany, Covent Church). Figure Two "Virgin Hodegetria" (face of double-sided icon), second quarter of the fourtheenth century (Rhodes, Archaeological Institute of the Dodecanese). Figure Three Sculpted, enthroned Virgin and Child with Liberal Arts and Philosophers, Portal of the Incarnation (Chartres, West façade, Notre-Dame, Chartres Cathedral). Figure Four Manuscript illumination of sponsor being presented by Gabriel to the Virgin Annunciate, 1450's (Baltimore, Walters Art Gallery, W267 (Book of Hours), fols. 13v-14r). Figure Five Coëtivy Master, Manuscript illumination of the martydom of St. Margaret, 1460's (Baltimore, Walters Art Gallery, W274 (Book of Hours), fol. 180r). Figure Six Sculpture of the temptation of Adam and Eve, circa 1120 (Vézelay, La Madeleine, clerestory capital). Figure Seven Misericord, "The Shared Task" (Rouen, Notre-Dame Cathedral). Figure Eight Tomb effigy, "Eleanor of Aquitaine," thirteenth century (Abbey Church of Fontevrault). Figure Nine Manuscript illumination of the nuns of the Convent of the Virgin of Good Hope, 1340's (Oxford, Lincoln College ms, gr. 35 (Typikon), fol. 12r. Figure Ten Manuscript illumination of Hildegard's vision of caritas from De operatione Dei, thirteenth century (Lucca, Biblioteca Statate, ms. 1942, fol. 1v.) Figure Eleven Lenten cloth with Crucifixion and St. Elisabeth of Hungary , from the convent of Altenburg-an-der-Lahn, second quarter of the fourteenth century (Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, 1948.352). Figure Twelve Manuscript illumination, "Marcia Paints a Self-Portrait," from Giovanni Boccaccio, Des clères et nobles femmes, circa 1470 (New York, New York Public Library, Spencer Ms. 33, fol. 37v).
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815324618
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