• Erudition, Devotion and Salvation in the Pietro Roccabonella Tomb in Padua

    Author(s):
    JILL CARRINGTON (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    History of Art, Religious Studies
    Subject(s):
    Fifteenth-century art, Italian studies, Renaissance art, Renaissance studies
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference
    Conf. Loc.:
    Ft. Worth, Texas
    Conf. Date:
    October 27-30, 2011
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6K674
    Abstract:
    In the original arrangement of the since-dismembered tomb, the costly life-size bronze panel of Roccabonella seated in his study faced the life-size bronze panel of the Virgin and Child adored by St. Francis and St. Peter; the two panels and their arrangement present Roccabonella’s erudition as well as his devotion to the holy figures depicted in the panel. The Virgin’s throne is adorned with two statuettes of putti, one blowing a horn and the other clapping cymbals, horned owls and a frieze of running putti which allude to the erudition of the deceased, the danger of sin and the joys of the heavenly kingdom.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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