Abstract

Medici patronage of the arts in the fourteenth century has gone largely unstudied. Yet there is a notable paper trail, backed by a small number of sculptural remnants of funerary monuments, indicating that prominent members of the family understood the power of visual imagery for establishing their patrilines as leading families, both within the social hierarchy of Florence and within the Medici consorteria. These sculptural remains give clear precedent for the early activity of Giovanni di Bicci and Cosimo de' Medici as artistic patrons in the fifteenth century.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1935-0236
Print ISSN
0034-4338
Pages
pp. 1117-1163
Launched on MUSE
2008-03-27
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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