AT HOME WITH THE DEAD: THE POSTHUMOUS REMEMBRANCE OF WOMEN IN THE DOMESTIC INTERIOR IN RENAISSANCE FLORENCE

@article{DePrano2010ATHW,
  title={AT HOME WITH THE DEAD: THE POSTHUMOUS REMEMBRANCE OF WOMEN IN THE DOMESTIC INTERIOR IN RENAISSANCE FLORENCE},
  author={Maria DePrano},
  journal={Source: Notes in the History of Art},
  year={2010},
  volume={29},
  pages={21 - 28}
}
  • Maria DePrano
  • Published 1 July 2010
  • Art
  • Source: Notes in the History of Art
The casa functioned as an important locus for dying, preparation of the body, and preservation of the memory of the deceased.1 Significant death rituals, including the vigil, lamentations, and banquets honoring the dead, were also carried out in the private residence.2 Other critical life-passage rituals, such as marriage and childbirth, occurred in the family palace. The objects celebrating these rituals, such as cassoni and deschi da parto, have been explored in current litera ture on the… 
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