Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4331
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Teixeira , Madalena Braz.
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  • Title: Portuguese Art Treasures, Medieval Women and Early Museum Collections [The author briefly explores the early history of art collecting in Portugal. Royal and noble women founded and supported monasteries with gifts of jewels, paintings, liturgical objects, and other artwork. Some of these treasures are still on view in museums and libraries in Portugal. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Museums and the Making of "Ourselves": The Role of Objects in National Identity.  Edited by Flora E. S. Kaplan.  Leicester University Press, 1994.  Pages 291 - 313.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art Collections Art History- General Monasticism Patronage, Ecclesiastical Portugal Princesses Queens Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Iberia
  • Century: 12- 13- 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: Seven figures. Figure One Unknown Flemish painter, Queen Leonor in Jerusalem View, second half of the fifteenth century, belonged to the Convent of Madre de Deus (Lisbon, Museu Nacional do Azulejo). The detailed scene of Christ's life in Jerusalem was painted in Flanders; the painting was then sent to Portugal where the queen's donor portrait was added in the lower right hand corner. Figure Two Gil Vicente, Custódia de Belém, a gold and enamel monstrance commissioned by Queen Leonor, belonged to the Monastery of Jerónimos (Lisbon, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga). Figures Three through Seven are paintings and decorative objects discussed in the section "A New Approach to the Formation of Collections, 1415-1580" which concerns collecting by kings and noble men.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Museu Nacional do Traje, Lisbon
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  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: English
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