Trame mariane. Le cintole di Maria nella Toscana medievale – prodromi

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This paper clarifies the historical and cultural background for a related one entitled Mary as Ecclesia and the Cintola (Girdle) of the Pisa Cathedral, in Voilé-Dévoilé. Le rideau dans la culture chrétienne de l'Antiquité & du Moyen Âge, eds. E. Palazzo, L.-J. Bord, V. Debiais, Parigi, 2017, forthcoming. They both explore the idea of Mary as Ecclesia, container and spouse of Christ and the faithful.


Translated title of the contributionThe girdles of the Virgin Mary in Medieval Tuscany
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationIl pane di segale
Subtitle of host publicationDiciannove esercizi di Storia dell’arte presentati ad Adriano Peroni
EditorsSaverio Lomartire
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016


  • Marian cult, Medieval history, Byzantine history, Medieval Mediterranen