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The Seals of Lucrezia Borgia and Isabella d’Este

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CMRS Roundtable

Professor Diane Ghirardo (University of Southern California) discusses Lucrezia Borgia and Isabella d’Este who were related by marriage but shared little else. Sisters-in-law and spouses of lords of prominent Italian states (Ferrara and Mantua), the two women’s seals incorporated the arms of their natal families and those of their husbands, but the differences in how the two women understood the meanings of their seals and their imprese are remarkable. Their distinctive use of their seals testifies not only to differences in character and personality, but also to the ways they conceived their respective positions in the social and political hierarchy of early sixteenth-century Italy, and the significance of the seals themselves.

Advance registration not required. No fee. Limited seating.

Funding for the CMRS Roundtable series is provided by the Armand Hammer Endowment for the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Venue

Royce Hall Room 306
10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Organizer

CMRS
Phone:
310-825-1880
Email:
cmrs@humnet.ucla.edu
Website:
cmrs.ucla.edu