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Ommagio a Cosimo I: Cento Lanzi per il Principe

Ommagio a Cosimo I: Cento Lanzi per il Principe

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Ommagio a Cosimo I: Cento Lanzi per il Principe
(Homage to Cosimo I: A Hundred Lanzi for the Prince)

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Exhibition Catalog

Ed. by Maurizio Arfaioli et al. Gallerie degli Uffizi, Florence, 2019. Published by Giunti Editore, Florence.

176 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 30 x 26 cm. In Italian. Hardcover.

ISBN 9788809883499

To celebrate the five hundred years since the birth of Cosimo I de 'Medici, the first Grand Duke of Tuscany, Florence organizes some important events, including this exhibition in the Uffizi. The Lanzi (or Lanzichenecchi) are the historical Medici guard, a militia founded in the mid-sixteenth century and remained in activity until the eighteenth century. One hundred chosen armigers who in the Grand-ducal period constituted the troop used to defend the prince; the "German Guard" which gave its name to the Loggia (dei Lanzi, in fact) which hosted them in Florence for some time and which today is one of the artistic attractions of Piazza della Signoria. The guardhouse - made up of professionals in the art of war mostly from Germany, Austria and the Netherlands - left important traces in the history and life of the city.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Italy -- 1400-1600 -- Several Fine Arts Media (Western) --

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