Name: Matelda

Nature: mythical

Gender: female

Description: Dante's creation, Matelda is the sole inhabitant of the Earthly Paradise. Commentators have described her as an embodiment of Wisdom and Justice.

Associated Location: Paradiso terrestre


Botticelli, Sandro

Botticelli, Matelda Botticelli, Procession

Doré, Gustave

Doré, Dante in the Lethe Doré, Lethe Doré, Matelda

Flaxman, John

Flaxman, Lethe Flaxman, Matelda

Rossetti, Dante Gabriele

Rossetti, Mathilda

Vellutello, Alessandro (commissioner)

Vellutello, Beatrice's prophecy Vellutello, Immersion in Lethe Vellutello, Lethe Vellutello, Renewal of Tree Vellutello, Tree of Life