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  • Title: Marian Politics in Quattrocento Florence: The Renewed Dedication of Santa Maria del Fiore in 1412 [The author argues that the political leaders of Florence chose in 1412 to identify the state with the Virgin Mary in the rededication of the cathedral to "Santa Maria del Fiore." The lily symbolized not only Mary's purity but also the city of Florence. M
  • Source: Renaissance Quarterly 44, 4 (Winter 1991): Pages 673 - 719.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- General Cathedrals Cities and Towns Florence Florence- Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore Guelfs, Italian Political Party Iconography Lily, Image of Mary, Virgin, Saint Mary, Virgin, Saint in Art Patron Saints Politics
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Eighteen figures. Figure One Arnolfo di Cambio, Madonna and Child, marble sculpture (Florence, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo). Figure Two Photograph of the Church of S. Michele (Lucca). Figure Three Bernardino Poccetti, Facade of Florence Cathedral, ink drawing (Florence, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo). Figure Four Monte di Giovanni, St. Zenobius, mosaic (Florence, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo). Figure Five Luca della Robbia, Mercanzia Tondo, ceramic (Florence, Church of Orsanmichele). Figure Six Florentine Florin, thirteenth century (Florence, Museo Nazionale del Bargello). Figure Seven Jacopo Franchi, Cassone (Florence, Museo Nazionale del Bargello). Figure Eight Niccolò Fiorentino, medal (Florence, Museo Nazionale del Bargello). Figure Nine Bernardo Daddi, Madonna and Saints (Florence, Gallerie degli Uffizi). Figure Ten Personification of Florence, manuscript illumination (Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale, Codice rara 38, fol. 13.). Figure Eleven Jacobello del Fiore, Justice with Archangels Michael and Gabriel (Venice, Gallerie dell'Academia). Figure Twelve Anonymous Fourteenth-Century Florentine, Saints Zenobius, John the Baptist, and Reparata (Florence, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo). Figure Thirteen Donatello, David, marble (Florence, Museo Nazionale del Bargello). Figure Fourteen Nanni di Banco, Assumption, marble relief (Florence, Cathedral, Porta della Mandorla). Figure Fifteen Andrea del Orcagna, Assumption, marble relief (Florence, Church of Orsanmichele, Tabernacle). Figure Sixteen Donatello, Cantoria, marble relief (Florence, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo). Figure Seventeen Luca della Robbia, Cantoria, marble relief (detail) (Florence, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo). Figure Eighteen Filippo Brunelleschi, Cupola of the Cathedral (photograph) (Florence).
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00344338
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