Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8845
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Johnson , Geraldine A.
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  • Title: Beautiful Brides and Model Mothers: The Devotional and Talismanic Functions of Early Modern Marian Reliefs [The author discusses fifteenth century madonna and child reliefs in regard to their production, devotional uses, levels of contemplation evoked, and as magical objects for marriage and the procreation of male babies].
  • Source: The Material Culture of Sex, Procreation, and Marriage in Premodern Europe.  Edited by Anne L. McClanan and Karen Rosoff EncarnaciĆ³n.  Palgrave, 2002.  Pages 135 - 161.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Sculpture Devotional Practices Domestic Space Images Lay Piety Magic Marriage Mary, Virgin, Saint and Child in Art Pregnancy
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Five figures. Figure One Lorenzo Ghiberti (design attributed), "Madonna and Child," polychromed stucco relief (Florence, Bardini Museum). Figure Two Donatello, "Pazzi Madonna," marble relief (Berlin, Dahlem Museum). Figure Three Fifteenth-century Florentine sculptor (Michelozzo?), "Madonna and Child," polychromed stucco relief (London, Victoria and Albert Museum). Figure Four Fifteenth-century Florentine sculptor (Michelozzo?), "Madonna and Child" (seen from below), polychromed stucco relief (London, Victoria and Albert Museum).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Oxford
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312240015
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