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Investiture Certificate of Sister Maria Theresa Baglioni

A work made of manuscript cutting in opaque and translucent water-based paint and metalic paint over traces of black chalk on parchment.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of manuscript cutting in opaque and translucent water-based paint and metalic paint over traces of black chalk on parchment.

Date:

June 5, 1717

Artist:

Artist Unknown
Italy

About this artwork

This elaborate illuminated manuscript page marked Maria Theresa Baglioni’s investiture as a nun in the Augustinian convent of Santa Marta in Venice in 1717. During the ceremony, in addition to renouncing all property and vowing to live in abstinence until death, she likely recited the standard ritualistic formula of promises of obedience to God, the pope, and Saint Augustine, which are reproduced on the illusionistic scroll at the center of this parchment sheet. Augustine and the Virgin Mary are seen at the upper left and center, respectively, while the abbey’s patron saint, Saint Martha, tamed dragon in tow, appears at the lower left.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Unknown artist

Title

Investiture Certificate of Sister Maria Theresa Baglioni

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1712–1722

Medium

Manuscript cutting in opaque and translucent water-based paint and metalic paint over traces of black chalk on parchment

Dimensions

350 × 489 mm

Credit Line

The Charles Deering Collection

Reference Number

1927.7712

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