Posts Tagged ‘ medieval woman ’

Galactophorous saints and therapeutic waters

Nov 8th, 2018 | author Antonella Bazzoli
Galactophorous saints and therapeutic waters

February is the month of mother’s milk, that has always been associated with  the element water, the idea of fertility and the world of women. February is also a month of preparation, waiting for the renewal of the cosmos, which will only arrive with March and spring. Also for this reason, in ancient times, the [...]



The ideal bride through the months

Jun 1st, 2018 | author Antonella Bazzoli
The ideal bride through the months

In the cycle dedicated to the twelve months of the year, carved by Giovanni and Nicola Pisano in 1278 on he Main Fountain of Perugia, the month of May is represented by an uxor (latin term for wife) riding a horse and followed by an elegant medieval knight.
The lady of May is holding a hawk [...]



Under the sign of Virgo

Apr 3rd, 2017 | author Antonella Bazzoli
Under the sign of Virgo

The medieval Woman, in her role as wife, is the protagonist of four different scenes out of the twelve months of the Main Fountain carved in 1278 by Giovanni and Nicola Pisano. There is no doubt of her identity as uxor (wife) because the Latin word is clearly written in letters above each of the [...]