Date of Award

Spring 5-9-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Art

First Advisor

Maria Loh

Second Advisor

Cynthia Hahn

Academic Program Adviser

Nebahat Avcioglu

Abstract

Tondi were circular paintings or relief carvings, popular in fifteenth-century Florence. They were placed in households and predominantly devotional, featuring the Madonna and Child. By uncovering dual meanings from religious/gender perspectives, I will confirm the importance women and Marian devotion played in the popularity and disappearance of the tondo.

 
 

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