Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4779
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  • Title: The Rape of the Sabine Women on Quattrocento Marriage-Panels [the author argues that the theme of the rape of the Sabine women urged women to observe their duties of childbearing in a society seriously depopulated by multiple plague outbreaks].
  • Source: Marriage in Italy, 1300-1650.  Edited by Trevor Dean and K. J. P. Lowe.  Cambridge University Press, 1998.  Pages 66 - 82.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Decorative Arts Art History- Painting Cassoni, Marriage Chests Marriage Mythology- Classical in Art Rape of the Sabine Women (Mythological Motif) Spalliere, Painted Panels Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Four Figures. Figure One Apollonio di Giovanni, "The Rape of the Sabine Women, " cassone panel circa 1465 (West Yorkshire, Harewood House). Figure Two Domenico Morone, "The Rape of the Sabine Women (after the signal), "cassone panel fragment (London, National Gallery). Figure Three Jacopo del Sellaio, "The Reconciliation of the Romans and the Sabines," spalliera panel (Philadelphia Museum of Art). Figure Four Apollonio de Giovanni, "The Rape of the Sabine Women," cassone panel fragment (Edinburgh).
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0521554020
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