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dc.contributor.authorBenedetto Buglionien_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-06T16:37:06Z
dc.date.available2018-09-06T16:37:06Z
dc.date.created1490sen_US
dc.identifier.citationDouglas N. Dow, "Evidence for Buglioni's Authorship of the Glazed Terra-Cotta Tympanum at the Chiostro dello Scalzo, Florence," Source: Notes in the History of Art 29, no. 2 (Winter 2010): 15-20; Alana O'Brien, "'Apostles' in the Oratory of the Compagnia dello Scalzo," I Tatti Studies 14/15 (2011-12), 209-62, esp. 211.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/24663
dc.descriptionChiostro dello Scalzo, Florenceen_US
dc.description.abstractThis glazed terracotta lunette marks the entrance to the meeting place of a Florentine confraternity, the Compagnia dello Scalzo, a group which practiced self-flagellation as a form of penitence. Two members are shown carrying flagels and wearing black hooded robes, which were meant to make the members of the group anonymous, so that their devotions would not be mere public show. St John the Baptist is distinguished by being shown larger,in higher relief, frontally, and finished almost exclusively with a white glaze. The landscape background reminds viewers perhaps of the Baptism but more likely of John's time in penitence in the wilderness. Such glazed terracotta was cheaper than marble sculpture, and so more appropriate for a group advertising their penitential devotion, but also durable outdoors. The work is not documented, but it is in the style of Benedetto Buglioni, who was a member of this confraternity. (Confraternities generally commissioned works from their own members, whenever possible.) Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.en_US
dc.format.extent65x115 cmen_US
dc.format.mediumGlazed terracottaen_US
dc.subjectSt. John the Baptisten_US
dc.subjectConfraternityen_US
dc.subjectFlagellantsen_US
dc.titleSt. John the Baptist and Members of the Compagnia dello Scalzoen_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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