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dc.contributor.authorAndrea del Verrocchio, circle ofen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-06T16:37:19Z
dc.date.available2018-09-06T16:37:19Z
dc.date.created1490sen_US
dc.identifier.citationSally J. Cornelison, Art and the Relic Cult of St. Antoninus in Renaissance Florence (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012), 10, 23, 91-2.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/24665
dc.descriptionOratorio di San Martino, Florenceen_US
dc.description.abstractThis painted terracotta bust is one of a series produced in the 1490s depicting Antoninus (1399-1459), archbishop of Florence, who had lived within recent memory. After Bernardino of Siena was made a saint in 1450 (only six years after his death), the Florentines were hoping for the same for Antoninus and actively campaigned for his cannonization in the 1480s and 90s by writing letters and donating money. These busts, which follow the format of those representing saints, were surely a part of that campaign, but the process only started in 1516, under the Florentine Pope Leo X, and Antoninus was made a saint in 1523. Antoninus, despite his status as archbishop, was an ascetic dedicated to simple living and poverty, and so he wore his rough Dominican robes rather than the silk embroidered ones of an archbishop and lived and ate simply. He is shown in those plain black robes here, with a hollow-cheeked visage that is the polar opposite of the stereotype of the well-fed monk. This portrait is naturalistic, taken from a death mask, here animated with a slight smile and benign, humble gaze. The very molding of Antoninus' face at his death suggests that already at that point he was considered a candidate for cannonization. The bust is currently housed in the Oratorio di San Martino in Florence. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.en_US
dc.format.mediumPainted terracottaen_US
dc.subjectSt. Antoninusen_US
dc.subjectBusten_US
dc.titleSt. Antoninusen_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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