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dc.contributor.authorAndrea della Robbiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-06T15:47:59Z
dc.date.available2018-09-06T15:47:59Z
dc.date.createdc. 1465-70en_US
dc.identifier.citationJohn Pope-Hennessy, "Thoughts on Andrea della Robbia," in The Study and Criticism of Italian Sculpture (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1980), 176; Giancarlo Gentilini, I Della Robbia (Florence: Cantini, 1992), I: 136, 173.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/24586
dc.descriptionOrsanmichele, Florenceen_US
dc.description.abstractThis glazed terracotta roundel is on the exterior of Orsanmichele in Florence, high above the niche belonging to the Arte della Seta (silk guild) and serves as a coat of arms for the guild. Orsanmichele performed multiple functions, political, economic, and religious, as the city's granary, but also as the site holding multiple miraculous images. The guilds (economic and political organizations that essentially formed Florence's republican government) had patronized niches on the exterior and commissioned statues by Donatello, Ghiberti and others to show their devotion and display their wealth and power. Luca della Robbia made three coats of arms for Orsanmichele, but this undocumented work is attributed to his nephew, Andrea della Robbia, because of the more mechanical, repetitious quality of the fruit garland, and the long-limbed, rather elegant putti. The bolted door, the sign of the guild, is displayed on a shield, which is then supported by the winged children, themselves standing on clouds, as if the coat of arms is some sort of celestial vision exalted here. Andrea is both therefore imitating his famous uncle's coat of arms for the Mercanzia at Orsanmichele, which has a similar fruit garland and shield, but seeking to outdo this recent work by adding these lively putti. Andrea and his shop would go on to make many more glazed terracotta coats of arms. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.en_US
dc.format.extentdiameter 180 cmen_US
dc.format.mediumGlazed terracottaen_US
dc.subjectCoat of armsen_US
dc.subjectArte della Setaen_US
dc.subjectGuilden_US
dc.subjectSilken_US
dc.subjectPuttoen_US
dc.titleArms of the Arte della Setaen_US
dc.typeImageen_US
dc.rights.holderUna D'Eliaen_US
dc.rights.licensePhotograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licenseen_US


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