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  • Record Number: 1940
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Leone , Stephanie C.
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  • Title: In Vogue in Fifteenth-Century Florence: The Material Culture of Marriage [In this short, introductory essay for an art exhibit, the author surveys the meaning of the sumptuously painted wedding chest ("cassone") given by the groom and used to transport the bride's trousseau. The rich iconography of specific "cassoni" is discussed including the Meeting of Esther. Title Note Supplied by Feminae].
  • Source: Secular Sacred: 11th-16th Century Works from the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Edited by Nancy Netzer.  McMullen Museum of Art, 2006.  Pages 81 - 87.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Decorative Arts Cassoni, Marriage Chests Florence Iconography Marriage Weddings
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Figure One (58 in book) Apollonio di Giovanni di Tomaso, Meeting of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Florence, ca. 1464-1465, tempera on panel, (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Bequest of Mrs. Harriet J. Bradbury, 30.495). (In color). Figure Two (1) Lorenzo Ghiberti, Meeting of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, from Gates of Paradise, 1425-1452, gilded bronze relief, Florence (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo). (In black and white). Figure Three (2) Apollonio di Giovanni and Marco del Buono, Story of Esther, ca.1460-1470, tempera and gold on wood (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 18.117.2). (In black and white). Figure Four (3) Benosso Gozzoli, Journey of the Magi, ca.1459, Florence, fresco (Palazzo Medici). (In black and white). Figure Five Apollonio di Giovanni and Marco del Buono, Battle of Pharsalus and Beheading of Pompey, ca.1450-1460, tempera and silver on panel (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston). (In black and white). Figure Six Francesco di Giorgio Martini, Madonna and Child, St. Jerome, St. Anthony of Padua, and Two Angels, Siena, tempera on panel (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, gift of Edward Jackson Holmes, 41.921). (In color). Figure Seven (39) Workshop of Domenico Ghirlandaio, Virgin and Child, Florence, 1480s-1490s, tempera on panel (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; gift of Quincy A. Shaw, by 1932, 46.1429.). (In color). Figure Eight (54) (Francesco Barbaro, Opening initial with husband and wife, folio from "De re uxoria liber" ("On Wifely Duties"), Italy, 15th century, illumination on vellum (Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Benton Fund, Ms.q.Med.24). (In color). Figure Nine (90) Baghdad silk, Shroud of San Pedro de Osma, Spain, ca. 1100, silk and gold wrapped thread (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Ellen Page Hall Fund, 33.371). Figure Ten (8d) St. George and the dragon, from book of hours (use of Rome), France, ca. 1425, illumination on vellum (Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Benton Fund, Ms.q.Med.81).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Boston College
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  • Year of Publication: 2006.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1892850109
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