This essay explores the process of reinvention of a group of Byzantine relics and reliquaries as a public treasure in the city of Siena in the fourteenth century. Through analysis of this case study, this chapter investigates the broader meaning of artistic borrowing in the medieval Mediterranean, and its role and potential in the creation, redefinition and promotion of institutional identities.

Artistic appropriation, institutional identity, and civic religion in Fourteenth-century Siena: the Byzantine treasury of the Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala

Gerevini, Stefania
2022-01-01

Abstract

This essay explores the process of reinvention of a group of Byzantine relics and reliquaries as a public treasure in the city of Siena in the fourteenth century. Through analysis of this case study, this chapter investigates the broader meaning of artistic borrowing in the medieval Mediterranean, and its role and potential in the creation, redefinition and promotion of institutional identities.
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