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  • Record Number: 16174
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Guerrini , Paola.
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  • Title: Il Bessarione a Grottaferrata: un'ipotesi sulla donazione dell'icona [Bessarion of Nicaea, while a cardinal resident in Rome, was commendatory abbot of the abbey at Grottaferrata. Among his donations to the abbey was an icon of the Virgin Mary painted in a Byzantine pictorial style. Although some elements of the painting are common to Rome in the Middle Ages, some elements, especially the inclusion of Saint Nilus in the triptych, are purely local to Grottaferrata. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Studi Medievali 32, 2 (Dicembre 1991): Pages 807 - 814.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Bessarion of Nicaea, Cardinal Grottaferrata, Roma, Italy- Abbey Icons Mary, Virgin, Saint in Art Patronage, Artistic Patronage, Ecclesiastical
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: Thirteen figures. Figure One Archangel Gabriel, painting (Grottaferrata, Museo abbaziale). Figure Two The Virgin Annunciate, painting (Grottaferrata, Musei abbaziale). Figure Three Saint Bartholomew the Younger, painting (Grottaferrata, Museo abbaziale). Figure Four Saint Nilus (Grottaferrata, Museo abbaziale). Figure Five Madonna and Child, painting (Grottaferrata, Church of Santa Maria). Figure Six Reconstruction of the triptych acording to Brugnoli, drawing. Figure Seven Author's reconstruction of the triptych, drawing. Figure Eight Pietro Cavallini, Annunciation (Rome, Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere. Figure Nine Annunciation (Torri in Sabina, Church of Santa Maria in Vescovio). Figure Ten Pietro Torriti, Annunciation (Rome, Church of Santa Maria Maggiore). Figure Eleven Annunciation scene painted on a tabernacle for the host (Rome, Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin). Figure Twelve The Clothing of Saint Benedict and Saint Benedict in Retirement near a Holy Cave (Subiaco, Monastery of San Benedetto presso il sacro Speco, Lower Church). Figure Thirteen Saint Bartholomew the Younger, manuscript drawing (Grottaferrata, Biblioteca dell'Abbazia, Cod B.B. II, fol. 11r.).
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03918467
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