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Title: 'Singular devices' : the trade reliefs of San Marco and the iconography of everyday life in medieval Venice
Author: Stevens, Thea
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2007
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This thesis explores the question of the patronage of the thirteenth-century Trade Reliefs of San Marco in Venice, and it connects their production less to the artisans and traders they depict than to the Procuratori de supra San Marco, the governmental officials who organised the running of building and improvement work at the Basilica of San Marco and in the Piazza and Piazzetta by way of active connections to trade and commerce. Drawing upon archival research and historical and iconographical analysis, I argue that the considerations underlying the creation of the Trade Reliefs were deeply rooted in the political state trajectory during and surrounding their production.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: University of Glasgow
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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