December 7, 2018 – 12:00 pm

Curator’s Tour: LIFE, LOVE, AND MARRIAGE CHESTS IN RENAISSANCE ITALY

presented by Trinita Kennedy, curator

 

Members-Only Curator’s Tour
Friday, December 7, noon
Meet at exhibition entrance
Free for members


Cassoni, or marriage chests, were an important part of marriage rituals in Renaissance Italy. Lavishly decorated with allegorical, biblical, and mythological imagery, these chests offer insight into the rituals of Renaissance society. Join Trinita Kennedy as she explores how cassoni and other domestic objects promoted values of love, marriage, and family life.


Image: Master of Charles of Durazzo (active 1370–1420, Florence). Panel from a Marriage Chest (cassone) with Story of Diana, Goddess of the Hunt, ca. 1380–85. Tempera and molded and gilded gesso on panel, 23 3/8 x 50 5/8 in. Collection of Museo Stibbert, Florence, Italy

 

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