Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 5738
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Michalski , Sergiusz.
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  • Title: Venus as Semiramis: A New Interpretation of the Central Figure of Botticelli's "Primavera"
  • Source: Artibus et Historiae 48, ( 2003): Pages 213 - 222.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Botticelli, Sandro, Painter- Primavera Iconography Noble Women Semiramide d'Appiani, Wife of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici Semiramis, Queen of Babylon Venus (Mythological Figure) in Art
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Six Figures. Figure One Sandro Botticelli, "Primavera," 1482-1484 (Florence, Uffizi) (in color). Figure Two Master of La Manta, "Neuf Preux and Neuf Preuses Cycle," circa 1420 (Piedmont, La Manta castle, Sala Baronale) (in color). Figure Three Master of La Manta, "Semiramis," detail from "Neuf Preuses Cycle" (in color). Figure Four Manuscript illumination of Semiramis in the Hanging Garden, "Speculum Humanae Salvationis," circa 1360 (Darmstadt, Hessische Landes- und Hochschulbibliothek, MS 2505, fol. 12) (in color). Figure Five Semiramis' choice of the spear over the mirror, Flemish tapestry, circa 1480 (Honolulu, Honolulu Academy of Arts) (in color). Figure Six Andrea Mantegna, "Parnassus," 1497 (Paris, Louvre) (in color).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Tübingen Universität
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03919064