Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9145
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Schiferl , Ellen.
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  • Title: Caritas and the Iconography of Italian Confraternity Art [explores the iconography of the Madonna della Misericordia, the Madonna of Humility, and the Flagellation of Christ within the lay context of the confraternity where the themes of charity, humility, and mercy were expressed by love for one's neighbor, love for God, and the hope of salvation; also includes an appendix that lists Italian confraternity art, both sculpture and painting, for each of the three themes, 1300-1515].
  • Source: Studies in Iconography 14, ( 1995): Pages 207 - 246.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- General Confraternities Iconography Lay Piety Mary, Virgin, Saint in Art Patronage, Artistic
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: Six Figures. Figure 1 Piero dello Francesca, "Misericordia Altarpiece," commissioned 1445 (Pinacoteca Comunale, Sansepolcro). Shows the Virgin Mary sheltering people under her cloak. Figure 2 Anonymous, "Burial of the Dead," fifteenth century. Figure 3 Andrea Orcagna, "Charity," 1359. Detail of a marble tabernacle (Chiesa di Orsanmichele, Florence). Personification of the virtue as a nursing woman. Figure 4 Bartolomeo da Camogli, "Madonna of Humility," 1346 (Museo Nazionale, Palermo). Panel painting depicting the virtue of humility with the Virgin Mary nursing the Christ child while seated on the ground. Figure 5 Antonio Veneziano, "Flagellation of Christ with Confraternity," 1388, panel painting (Museo Diocesano, S. Niccolò Reale, Palermo). Figure 6 Detail of the "Flagellation."
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Southern Maine
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 01481029
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