Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4485
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  • Title: Aesop's Cock and Marie's Hen: Gendered Authorship in Text and Image in Manuscripts of Marie de France's "Fables"
  • Source: Women and the Book: Assessing the Visual Evidence.  Edited by Lesley Smith and Jane H.M. Taylor.  British Library and University of Toronto Press, 1997.  Pages 45 - 56.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Aesop, Ancient Author Art History- Painting Fables, Literary Genre Gender Illumination of Manuscripts Literature- Verse Manuscripts Marie de France, Poet- Fables Portraits Women Authors Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: British Isles;France;Italy
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; 1) Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, MS Fr. 2173. Dated between 1250 and 1275. Probably made in Italy. It contains one hundred and four small paintings done in gouache.2) Paris, Bibliotèque nationale, MS Arsenal 3142. Dated around 1285 and probably made in P
  • Illustrations: Ten figures. Two illustrations from MS fr. 2173 including a portrait of Marie de France with an open book. Five figures taken from MS Arsenal 3142, including a close-up of a portrait of Marie de France reading a book. Two illustrations from manuscripts of romances by Chrétien be Troyes, including a portrait of Marie de Champagne. One illustration from Benoît de Saint-Maure's "Roman de Troie."
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802042163
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