PUPILLI – Domestic Inventories of Early Modern Florence engages with more than 3,000 household inventories to reconstruct domestic and urban spaces in Early Renaissance Florence between 1382 and 1530. It provides both qualitative and quantitative data for scholars and students to map specific domestic architectural spaces and general trends in both urban and rural settings during the period considered. PUPILLI employs domestic inventories found in the archival collection of the Magistrato dei Pupilli avanti il Principato, a public office in the city of Florence that managed properties left to widows and orphans until a male heir became legally adult. This rich documentation has served as a starting point for publications on the dissemination of works of art and related collection practices, the circulation of manuscripts, the presence of weapons and slaves, and the division of the household into gendered spaces.

archival collection