Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 19119
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Ferzoco , George.
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  • Title: The Massa Marittima Mural [The Massa Marittima mural, discovered in 2000 on the site of a public fountain, has been interpreted, because of the presence of imperial eagles, as a piece of pro-Empire Ghibelline art. Yet the presence of a woman being sodomized beneath an eagle sugges
  • Source: Il murale di Massa Marittina.George FerzocoToscana Studies. 2004.  Pages 71 - 92. [In Italian on pp.29-50]
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Guelfs, Italian Political Party Impotence Kramer, Heinrich, Inquisitor, and Jacob Sprenger, Preacher- Malleus Maleficarum Massa Marittima- Grosseto, Italy- Mural Politics in Art Sodomy Witches
  • Award Note: Winner: Honorable Mention Best Feminist Essay Prize awarded by the Society of Medieval Feminist Scholarship, 2005.
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13- 14
  • Primary Evidence: Painting; Massa Marittima, Italy.
  • Illustrations: Twenty Figures. Plate One Piazza Garibaldi, Massa Marittima, from the air. Plate Two Stone commemorating construction of the Fonte Abondanza, Massa Marittima, in 1265. Plate Three Palazzo dell' Abondanza, Massa Marittima. Plate Four Fonte dell' Abondanza, Massa Marittima. Plates Five and Six, Eighteen and Nineteen Fonte dell' Abondanza, Massa Marittima (architectural details). Plate Seven Fonte dell' Abondanza, Massa Marittima. Plate Eight Mural, Fonte dell' Abondanza, Massa Marittima (restored). Plates Nine through Thirteen, Sixteen and Seventeen Mural, Fonte dell' Abondanza, Massa Marittima (details). Plates Fouteen and Fifteen Phallic figures, Fonte dell' Abondanza, Massa Marittima. Plate Twenty Painting of the Virgin Mary, Fonte dell' Abondanza, Massa Marittima (barely legible).
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English;Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 8889365005