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Old March 15th, 2011, 10:38 PM   #8
Yohann Gissinger
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: France
Posts: 10

Hello Pierre and Filiberto,

Pierre, the pedestal of your last picture makes me think about this one:

St. Louis of Toulouse Crowning Robert of Anjou 1317

I have a doubt about the opportunity to put such a pedestal on a rug or a textile in the real life, even in the XIVth c. when it was so rare and so expensive, tiles are more durable.

There's another hypothesis besides the tiles one: It's also possible that certain floor decorations in paintings are imaginary and in tight relation with the scene, only created for its symbolic system value.

Please, have another look at the "Lippo Memmi, Maria lactans,1340s, Staatliche Museen, Berlin" for example. Is there anything else than symbols in this scene?
Here an interesting bestiary in english for you: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/bestiary/bestiary.hti( in Maria lactans birds could be herons).


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