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Pratum Romanum : Richard Krautheimer zum 100. Geburtstag; Wiesbaden; L. Reichert

Designed by the dictates of ceremony : Cellini's cope-morse for Clement VII

Author :
ALLEN, Denise ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Recounts Clement VII's 1529 commission of a gold and bejeweled morse (large button) for his cope decorated with an image of God the Father, as described in Cellini's Autobiography and Treatises. The morse brought Cellini his first fame, launched his career as a court artist, and helped elevate the status of jewelry-making as an art form. Allen writes, 'Clement's morse was no ordinary jewel but the pectoralis preciosissimum, the most precious morse, a designation which indicated its status as a papal insignium. Like the tiara and jewelled mitre, the morse was a consummate symbol of the powers of the papal office. As an enseign of office, the pectoralis preciosissimum was reserved exclusively for the pope, was designed to conform to specific requirements and was donned on occasions determined by ceremonial protocol'. The lost morse is known by watercolors done by Francesco Bartoli (London, British Museum). ;
Pagination/Size :
1 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Aquarelle ; Bartoli, Francesco, 1670-1733 ; Bijou ; Bouton ; Cellini, Benvenuto, 1500-1571 ; Clément VII, pape, 1478-1534 ; Commande d'oeuvre d'art ; Copie ; Cérémonie ; Dieu le Père ; Fermail ; Iconographie ; Iconographie chrétienne ; Italie ; London (GBR), British Museum ; Orfèvrerie ; Peinture ; Relevé ; 1500-1600 ; 1700-1800 ;
Descriptors :
Bartoli, Francesco, 1670-1733 ; Buttons ; Cellini, Benvenuto, 1500-1571 ; Ceremonies ; Christian iconography ; Clasps ; Clement VII, pope, 1478-1534 ; Commissions ; Copies ; God ; Goldsmithing ; Iconography ; Italy ; Jewelry ; London (GBR), British Museum ; Painting ; Relevés ; Watercolor ; 1500-1600 ; 1700-1800 ;
Document type :
Article ;
INIST identifier :
24999708 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 3882269855 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
GERMANY ;