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Autores: Manuel Parada López de Corselas y Laura María Palacios Méndez
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Authors: Manuel Parada López de Corselas; Laura María Palacios Méndez
Pedro Dávila y Zúñiga (1498-1567), 1st Marquis of Las Navas, was a prominent person in the courts of Charles V and Phillip II; in the words of Manuel Gómez-Moreno, a “champion of the Renaissance”.
This study interlocks his multiple personal and artistic relationships in the frame of the cosmopolitan Hispanic court and throuhgout a whole life of travels. His humanistic interests were materialized in both his library and antiquarian collection, from which the National Museum of Archaeology owns nine Roman pieces coming from Magalia, his palatial castle in Las Navas del Marqués, and two Veton verracos from the Dávila palace in Ávila. Furthermore, this museum keeps the lauda that covered the tomb of the 1st Marquesses of las Navas, the main work of art comissioned by Pedro Dávila, which raises the idea of post mortem love through a virtuous literary and iconographic exercise about true friendship, conjugal love and marriage rituals.