Date of Submission

Spring 2018

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Art History

Project Advisor 1

Katherine Boivin

Project Advisor 2

Olga Bush

Abstract/Artist's Statement

This project is an exploration of Islamic influences on the Adoration of the Magi (1423) by Gentile da Fabriano. The use of pseudo-inscriptions and Eastern textiles in the painting are central to the investigation of the work. I discuss the contact between the Republic of Florence and Muslim regions and the role of trade, crusades, and political contact on the arts of Quattrocento Florence. I analyze the extent of patron's contributions to the iconography in the altarpiece and the social and political implications of the piece.

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