Re: [Authentic_SCA] cornucopia ...
- At 11:59 PM -0500 3/6/07, Susan B. Farmer wrote:
>In the illustration that you showed, fruit and/or vegetables were notGreek: http://www.theoi.com/Georgikos/Ploutos.html - as with many of
>evident -- all that I saw was the horn itself. I don't care what the
>horn is made out of -- I'm looking for period depictions of a
>cornucopia that is a horn/basket with an abundance of produce -- not
>just a horn.
the Greco-Roman depictions, the cornucopia contains wheat, not fruit
Since my own field of study was Greco-Roman mythology for a bit, I've
got more knowledge about that period and its artwork than the later
periods (well, except for 12th-15th century Scotland and the North
- while slightly post-period, this would seem to indicate that the
imagery of the cornucopia hadn't been entirely forgotten in the
1530, Dosso Dossi. So, the imagery of the cornucopia was definitely
used in contemporary artworks of the time.
Hope this helps.
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- I've seen cornocopia in a fair number of 15th century through modern
artwork. A fair number in Italian book of hours pages.
Hope this is helpful. Let me know if you need scans and I'll go through a
few of my books and send them to you off list.
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- jerusha wrote:
>I know that the cornucopia is greco-roman -- what's the earliestLook into Renaissance Italy, as that was the time and place that
>depiction of the "modern" cornucopia? Does it occur within the SCA
>period? I'm not sure how to go about tracking something like this down.
revived of Greco-Roman imagery, philosophy, mythology, etc.
(re-interpreted, of course)
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- Quoting Lilinah <lilinah@...>:
> jerusha wrote:Thanks!
>> I know that the cornucopia is greco-roman -- what's the earliest
>> depiction of the "modern" cornucopia? Does it occur within the SCA
>> period? I'm not sure how to go about tracking something like this down.
> Look into Renaissance Italy, as that was the time and place that
> revived of Greco-Roman imagery, philosophy, mythology, etc.
> (re-interpreted, of course)
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