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Author Jacobs, Fredrika Herman.

Title Votive panels and popular piety in early modern Italy / Fredrika H. Jacobs, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.

Publication Info. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (274 pages) : illustrations (some color)
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Dialogues of devotion: an introduction; 2. Tavolette votive: form, function, context; 3. Determining functional value: attestations of fact and faith; 4. Narrative modes; 5. Signs of faith, signs of superstition.
Summary "In the late fifteenth century, votive panel paintings, or tavolette votive, began to accumulate around reliquary shrines and miracle-working images throughout Italy. Although often dismissed as popular art of little aesthetic consequence, more than 1,500 panels from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries are extant, a testimony to their ubiquity and importance in religious practice. Humble in both their materiality and style, they represent donors in prayer and supplicants petitioning a saint at a dramatic moment of crisis. In this book, Fredrika H. Jacobs traces the origins and development of the use of votive panels in this period. She examines the form, context and functional value of votive panels, and considers how they created meaning for the person who dedicated them as well as how they accrued meaning in relationship to other images and objects within a sacred space activated by practices of cultic culture"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Votive offerings -- Italy.
Panel painting, Italian -- 15th century.
Panel painting, Italian -- 16th century.
Christian art and symbolism -- Italy -- Modern period, 1500-
Christianity and culture -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Art and popular culture -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Jacobs, Fredrika Herman. Votive panels and popular piety in early modern Italy. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013 xiii, 248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates 9781107023048 (DLC) 2013019583
ISBN 9781107023048 (hardback)
9781107420434 (e-book)

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