Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8884
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Weed , Stanley E.
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  • Title: My Sister, Bride, and Mother: Aspects of Female Piety in Some Images of the "Virgo Inter Virgines" [The author argues that art representing the Virgin among virgins carried multiple layers of symbolism; the art work examined was produced for an audience of nuns].
  • Source: Magistra 4, 1 (Summer 1998): Pages 3 - 26.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Bride of Christ, Image of Devotional Practices Mary, Virgin, Saint in Art Monasticism Virgo Inter Virgines (Artistic Motif) Virginity in Art
  • Geographic Area: Germany;Low Countries
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Illustrations: Three Figures. Figure One Master of the "Virgo inter virgines," "Madonna and child with Sts. Catherine, Cecilia, Barbara, and Ursula," circa 1480, oil on panel (Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum). Figure Two Master of the St. Lucy Legend, "Virgin of the Rose Garden," circa 1475- 1480, oil on oak panel (Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts, Inv. No. 26.387). Figure Three Anonymous Westphalian Master, "Madonna and Child with Six Female Saints," circa 1420 (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin-PK, Gemäldegalerie].
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10797572
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