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image of Claudia Quinta Neroccio de' Landi (painter)
Sienese, 1447 - 1500
Claudia Quinta, c. 1490/1495
tempera on poplar panel
overall: 105 x 46 cm (41 5/16 x 18 1/8 in.) framed: 128.91 x 77.47 x 8.26 cm (50 3/4 x 30 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
On View
From the Tour: Siena in the 1400s
Object 6 of 7


lower center on the tablet of the pedestal: CLAVDIA CASTA FVI NEC VVLGVS CREDIDIT AMEN / ET TAMEN ID QVOD ERAM TESTIS MIHI PRORA PROBAVIT / CONSILIVM ET VIRTVS SVPERANT MATERQVE DEORVM / ALMA PLACET POPVLO ET PER ME HVNC ORATA TVETVR (I was Claudia the chaste, but men trusted not in my troth. And yet that which I was, the prow proved as my witness. Prudence and virtue triumph, and the Mother of the Gods [Cybele], she, the gracious one, is pleasing to the people and protects them when invoked through me)

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