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By SallyJ. Cornelison

Tracing the background of St. Antoninus' cult and burial from the time of his demise in 1459 until eventually his is still have been moved to their ultimate resting position in 1589, this interdisciplinary learn demonstrates that the saint's relic cult was once a key section of Florence's sacred cityscape. The artistic endeavors created in his honor, in addition to the rituals practiced at his 15th- and sixteenth-century locations of burial, marketed Antoninus' saintly strength and personality to the folks who depended upon his intercessory skills to barter life's demanding situations. Drawing on a wealthy number of modern visible, literary, and archival resources, this quantity explores the ways that moving political, familial, and ecclesiastical goals and agendas formed the ways that St. Antoninus' holiness used to be broadcast to people who visited his burial church. writer Sally Cornelison foregrounds the visible elegance of the St. Antoninus Chapel, which was once designed, outfitted, and adorned via Medici court docket artist Giambologna and his collaborators among 1579 and 1591. Her examine sheds new gentle at the artist, whose secular and mythological sculptures have got way more scholarly consciousness than his non secular works. Cornelison attracts on social and non secular background, patronage and gender reports, and artwork old and anthropological inquiries into the services and meanings of pictures, relics, and formality functionality, to interpret how they activated St. Antoninus' burial websites and outlined them in ways in which held multivalent meanings for a extensive viewers of audience and devotees. one of the gadgets for which she presents visible and contextual analyses are a banner from the saint's first tomb, early published and painted photographs, and the sculptures, frescoes, panel work, and embroidered textiles made for the current St. Antoninus Chapel.

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