Iconos devocionales y donantes. A propósito de una nueva Koímesis creto-veneciana de inicios del siglo XVI

Manuel Castiñeiras, Veronica Carla Abenza Soria

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Abstract

The following article deals with an unknown early 16th-century icon of the Koímesis, which can be attributed to the Ritzos’ workshop. Its study allows us a better understanding of the artistic, aesthetic, and devotional tastes which characterized the Creto-Venetian society in Candia during this period. The overall dimensions and horizontal format of the panel suggest it was destined for a private and devotional use. The recipients were probably a couple of Greek local patricians or plutocrats, who did not hesitate to put themselves forward to be portrayed "alla veneziana" participating as mourners at the Virgin Mary’s funeral.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)65-96
JournalEstudios Bizantinos
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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