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  • Record Number: 7627
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Martindale , Andrew.
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  • Title: Theodolinda: The Fifteenth-Century Recollection of a Lombard Queen [analysis of Theodolinda's meaning for the late medieval period, based on the art in the Theodolinda Chapel, the Cathedral's treasures associated with the queen, and the accounts by the fourteenth century chronicler Bonincontro and the eighth century historian, Paul the Deacon].
  • Source: The church retrospective: papers read at the 1995 Summer Meeting and the 1996 Winter Meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society.  Edited by R. N. SwansonStudies in Church History, 33. 1997.  Pages 195 - 225.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Decorative Arts Art History- Painting Bonincontro de Morigia, Chronicler Historiography Metalwork Monza, Milano, Italy- Cathedral- Queen Theodolinda's Chapel Patronage, Ecclesiastical Queens Theodelinda, Wife of Authari, King of the Lombards Treasure Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 6- 7, 14- 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Painting; Monza, Cathedral, Queen Theodolinda's Chapel, frescoes. Painted by the brothers Zavattari around 1444.Metalwork;Monza, Cathedral, treasure associated with Queen Theodolinda.
  • Illustrations: Thirteen figures. Five details from the fresco cycle by the brothers Zavattari from Theodolinda's Chapel. One detailed scene, Theodolinda granting treasure to the church, is in color. One drawing shows the scheme of the cycle of frescoes in the chapel. Plate One Facade of Monza Cathedral. Plate Two Present day ground plan of the cathedral. Plate Eight An "ampulla" filled with holy oil from Monza Cathedral. Plate Nine Book cover, gold with gems and cameos, with inscription recording Theodolinda's gift to the Monza Cathedral. Plate Ten The so-called crown of Theodolinda. Plate Eleven Hen with seven chicks, in silver and copper-gilt, known as "la chioccia di Theodolinda." Plate Twelve Tympanum over the west door of Monza Cathedral includes a scene of Theodolinda presenting treasures to John the Baptist.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of East Anglia
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0952973308
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