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SCHEGGIA Game of Civettino (a Birth Salver) c. 1450 Tempera on wood, diameter 59 cm Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, Florence The "desco da parto" (birth salver) was originally used in Florence for bringing food to pregnant women, and seem to have become traditional gifts at birth. This example is decorated with a representation of the game of civettino (little owl). It was a tough popular game of skill, required good reflexes an eye for dodging and parrying, and speed.

Fresco Putto with glasses Museo degli Argenti Palazzo Pitti Florence

Breviarium secundum ordinem Cisterciencium , dit Bréviaire de Martin d'Aragon Date d'édition : 1380-1450 Type : manuscrit Langue : Français

TOMMASO DI CREDI (active 1490-1510 in Florence) Click! Virgin and Child with the Infant St John the Baptist c. 1500 Oil on panel, tondo, diameter 61 cm Private collection This Renaissance tondo is a characteristic work by the artist known as Tommaso, a close follower of Lorenzo di Credi.

Giovanni di ser Giovanni Guidi (1406–1486) called Lo Scheggia - Game of Civettino (della civetta) painted on a Birth Salver ~ ca.1450 ~ tempera on panel ~ Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, Florence ~ a birth salver or desco da parto was used to celebrate births ~ round or octagonal, painted and used to carry food and drink to new mothers

Desco del Parto, (plateau d'accouchée) vers 1410, Maître Anonyme, Metropolitan Museum, New York. - La scène est tirée d'une comédie de Boccace "Commedia delle ninfe fiorentine" écrite en 1342.

SCHEGGIA Triumph of Fame (a Birth Salver) c. 1449 Tempera, silver and gold on wood, diameter 93 cm (with frame) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York This large tondo featuring the Triumph of Fame on its front side was painted to celebrate the birth of Lorenzo de' Medici who was later known as Lorenzo il Magnifico. This is one of many examples of such two-sided tondi painted for Florentine families, although exactly how they were used is still uncertain

Childbirth Bowl (Scodella) and Tray (Tagliere) with Confinement-Chamber Scenes and Landscape. Castel Durante, ca. 1525–30. Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica); bowl: H. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm), Diam. 6 7/8 in. (17.6 cm); tray: H. 1 1/2 in. (3.7 cm), Diam. 8 in. (20.2 cm) - The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (48.1333.a,b)

Listen guys, this really isn’t that weird. Osteoporosis is a very real danger, and this man is simply taking proactive steps to avoid it. Geez.