Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 11456
Author(s): Tilghman, Carla.
Title : Giovanna Cenami's Veil: A Neglected Detail [The author analyzes the woman's veil in Van Eyck's "Wedding of Arnolfini." Evidence in other artworks suggests that this ruffled veil had its heyday in the mid-to-late fourteenth century. In 1434 Van Eyck may have used the old fashioned veil to signal a ceremonial occasion in which the betrothed young woman by her headress and clothing conveyed dignity and a prosperous social status. Tilghman wove some linen samples to determine the best methods for making ruffled edges. The veil would have had to be a single length without seams approximately six yards long. It would probably have been a specialty item and would have been costly. Tilghman speculates that it might have been a family treasure passed down to Giovanna Cenami. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval clothing and textiles. Vol. 1.   Edited by Robin Netherton and Gale R Owen-Crocker .   Boydell Press, 2005.  Pages 155 - 172.
Year of Publication: 2005.

2. Record Number: 9548
Author(s): Gaggi, Silvio.
Title : The Tie that Binds: "Arnolfini's Wedding" and Ideology [Van Eyck's painting has been interpreted as legal documentation of a consensual marriage. The artist's signature is documentary in nature. Although portraits had no evidentiary value in law, Van Eyck depicted the values of merchants who tried to reconcile religion with their focus on property transactions. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Word and Image , 8., 4 (October-December 1992):  Pages 344 - 350.
Year of Publication: 1992.