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The queen of heaven reigns in new Spain: The Triumph of eternity in the Casa del Deán Murals

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This chapter proposes that the theme for this wall-painted sequence is built upon pre-figuration in the Room of the Sibyls and upon fulfillment in the Room of the Triumphs. It focuses on Eternity/Ecclesia, the final female allegorical figure in the cycle. The multiple identities embodied in the Casa del Deán's figure of the Triumph of Eternity were a familiar concept for both the indigenous artists and their European patron. The murals in the second room of the Casa del Deán almost defy description. Based on the Triumphs of Petrarch, the frescoes represent the patron’s immersion in Christian humanism. The Triumphs, the ingenious rhetorical invention or concetto devised by Petrarch, greatly influenced poets and artists for several centuries. As each temporarily triumphant or ascendant aspect of the human life span is in turn vanquished.

Keywords: Casa del Deán; murals; Petrarch; Triumph of Eternity



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