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  • Record Number: 5756
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Baskins , Cristelle L.
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  • Title: Scenes from a Marriage : Hospitality and Commerce in Boccaccio's "Tale of Saladin and Torello" [The author reads the panel paintings of a story from Boccaccio in terms of both gender and economics. Adalieta, the wife of Torello, gives him gifts (rather than vice versa as was customary). The Saracen figures in the story need to be domesticated, with
  • Source: The Medieval Marriage Scene: Prudence, Passion, Policy.  Edited by Sherry Roush and Cristelle L. Baskins.  Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2005.  Pages 81 - 99.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Boccaccio, Giovanni, Author- Decameron X, IX Cassoni, Marriage Chests Saladin, Sultan of Egypt, in Art Wives in Art
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Four illustrations. Figure One Anonymous, Saladin and Torello I, painted panel for a wedding chest (Florence, Museo Nazionale del Bargello). Figure Two Anonymous, Saladin and Torello II, painted panel for a wedding chest (Venice, Collection Vittorio Cini). Figure Three Anonymous, Tilting at the Quintain (Location unknown; Previously Paris, Musée du Louvre). Figure Four Gherardo di Jacopo, il Starnina, Saracen battle (Altenburg, Lindenau Museum).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Tufts University
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0866983430
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