Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4292
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Varriano , John.
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  • Title: Leonardo's Lost "Medusa" and Other Medici Medusas from the "Tazza Farnese" to Caravaggio
  • Source: Gazette des Beaux-Arts 130, 1544 (septembre 1997): Pages 73 - 80.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Classical Influences Leonardo da Vinci, Humanist- Medusa Medusa (Mythological Figure) Mythology- Classical in Art
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Illustrations: Five figures. Figure 1 The "Tazza Farnese," a Hellenistic gem depicting the head of Medusa (Naples, Museo Archeologica Nazionale). Figure 2 "Medusa," maiolica plate from the Cafaggiolo workshop (London, Victoria and Albert Museum). Figure 3 Shield with the head of Medusa (Florence, Museo Nazionale del Bargello). Figure 4 "Head of Medusa," engraving by Cornelis Cort (Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale). Figure 5 "Head of Medusa" painted by Caravaggio on a wooden shield (Florence, Uffizi).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Mount Holyoke College
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00165530