Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9036
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Gilbertson , Leanne.
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  • Title: The Vanni Altarpiece and the Relic Cult of Saint Margaret: Considering a Female Audience [The author argues that the altarpiece, originally in the cathedral of Montefiascone, was associated with the saint's tomb there. The altarpiece highlights St. Margaret's role as a helper to women in childbirth. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Decorations for the holy dead: visual embellishments on tombs and shrines of saints.  Edited by Stephen Lamia and Elizabeth Valdez del √ĀlamoInternational Medieval Research.  Brepols, 2002.  Pages 179 - 190.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Altarpieces Art History- Painting Childbirth Hagiography Margaret of Antioch, Saint in Art Montefiascone, Viterbo, Italy- Cathedral- Vanni Altarpiece, Portrait of Saint Margaret with Panels Narrating Her Life, Painted in the Style of Turino Vanni Women in
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Painting; Vatican, Picture Gallery, Saint Margaret and Stories of Her Life, painted in the manner of Turino Vanni, circa 1349-1438, tempera on wood panel. There is a male donor portrayed next to Saint Margaret.
  • Illustrations: Seven Figures. Figure One Master of the Saint Cecilia Altarpiece, Santa Margherita, fresco, early fourteenth century (Santa Margherita a Montici). Figure Two Detail of color plate eight showing the head of Saint Margaret and her halo made with gold punchwork showing the motif of marguerites, golden flowers. Figure Three Detail of color plate eight showing the upper half of the Vanni altarpiece. Figure Four Ambroise Par√©, illustration of surgical instruments from "Ten Books of Surgery," 1564. Figure Five Barna da Siena, Flagellation of Christ, fresco, 1350-1355 (San Gimignano, Collegiata). Figure Six Detail of color plate eight, Pilgrims and Ex-votos at the Tomb of Saint Margaret. Figure Seven (Plate Eight, p. 259) Saint Margaret and Stories of Her Life, painted in the manner of Turino Vanni, circa 1349-1438, tempera on wood panel (Vatican City, Vatican Collection).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Rochester [Ph.D. candidate and Javits Fellow]
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 2503510884
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