|Titre :||A Gilded Coronation Trophy : Memory and Materialized Masculinity at the Court of Christian IV of Denmark (1588 - 1648)|
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|Auteurs :||Kasper Lynge Tipsmark, Auteur|
|Type de document :||document vidéo|
|Année de publication :||2018|
|Format :||17 min.|
EquivocAllemagne ; Époque Moderne (XVIe-XVIIIe) ; Homme ; Sculpture
Participating in grand tournaments and competing in various mounted disciplines was a core aspect of performative masculinity at the early modern court. However these displays of masculinity involving horse and rider had only been brief moments in time, were they not immortalized in writing, paintings, and precious materials.
The Renaissance castle of Rosenborg in Copenhagen is home to the Danish collection of crown jewels and other artifacts relating to the history of the Danish kings. In the great hall stands a silver
-gilded sculpture portraying Christian IV on horseback tilting at the ring. The sculpture is a tournament trophy commemorating the king’s victory in the tournament held at his coronation in 1596, but it is also a materialized display of royal domination and masculine merits.
Using the case of the gilded coronation trophy, this paper will discuss central aspects of regal power displays, performative masculinity and rites of passage at the Danish court by arguing how the trophy of horse and rider embodies these elements as an example of materialized memory and masculinity.
The trophy’s depiction of the young king charging ahead underlines his masculine prowess in tilting whilst the pillars engraved with the arms of the other participants commemorates their participating in the coronation and thus their vows of allegiance to the new king. Besides these important purposes, the sculpture also contains a hidden function relating to court masculinity, which renders the coronation trophy an interesting case of multifunctionality, memory, and materialized masculinity at the court of Christian IV.
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