Edible Monument Apron

  • This white poly/cotton twill apron features a large reproduction of Giacomo-Maria Giovanni's etching of a monumental table sculpture made from sugar.

    - Height: 28 inches 

    - Width: 24 inches 
    - Materials: 7.5 oz 65/35 Poly/Cotton Twill
    - Extra long with adjustable neck
    - Crease Resistant Finish
    - Soil Release Finish helps this garment to release any stains that may be incurrred through normal use
    - Item #: APRNEMP

    Lavish civic feasts in late seventeenth-century Bologna celebrated the wealth of the city and creative genius of its leaders. This table sculpture was displayed at a banquet for sixty-four eminent persons in the Palazzo Vizzani. Given by Senator Francesco Ratta to mark the end of his term as gonfaloniere, the round table featured gilt and sugar paste table pieces, river gods, fine candies, and mounds of rare fruit, all displaying the natural resources of the region. The resting warrior and heraldic devices at the very top– winged griffins and a lion– were borrowed from the Ratta family’s coat of arms.

    Giacomo-Maria Giovanni (Italian, 1667–1717) after Giuseppe Mazza (Italian, 1653–1741)
    Centerpiece, sculpture of La Felsina From La cvstodia d’oro ... (Bologna: Per li Peri, 1693): pl. 2
    Getty Research Institute, 1521-694

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