Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 18018
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Bisogni , Fabio.
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  • Title: L'iconografia mariana nei secoli XI-XII [The cult of the Virgin Mary was adopted by ruling elites, lay and clerical, in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Seated figures of the Madonna, facing the viewer with the infant Jesus on her lap, predominated with their expressions of the superiority of spiritual power. These derived from Byzantine models, and less formal poses were evolved only later. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Figure poetiche e figure teologiche nella mariologia dei secoli XI e XII: Atti del II Convegno Mariologico della Fondazione Ezio Franceschini con la collaborazione della Biblioteca Palatina di Parma, Parma, 19-20 maggio 2000.  Edited by Clelia Maria Piastra and Francesco Santi.  SISMEL, 2004.  Pages 31 - 43.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- General Iconography Mary, Virgin, Saint- in Art
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 11-12
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  • Illustrations: Eight figures. Figure 1 The Praying Virgin holding a circlet with an image of Christ, marble relief, 12th century (Venice, S. Maria Mater Domini). Figure 2 Virgin and Child on a throne and two holy martyrs, fresco, 11th century (Rome, S. Pudenziana). Figure 3 Virgin and Child on a throne, miniature drawn from a manuscript of the "Sequences of Notker the Stammerer," 11th century (St. Gall, library of the monastery). Figure 4 Virgin and Child on a throne and two archangels, mosaic, 12th century (Monreale Cathedral). Figure 5 Standing Virgin and Child on a throne and a series of apostles below. Figure 6 Virgin and Child on a throne, gilded wood, ca. 980 (Essen, Treasury of the Cathedral). Figure 7 Christ and the Virgin on a throne, mosaic, 12th century (Rome, S. Maria in Trastevere). Figure 8 Christ and the Virgin on a throne, sculpture, ca. 1210 (Chartres, North Portal of the Cathedral).
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 8884501296
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