This subversion of architectural designs is reinforced by Uxor in Towneley as she is encouraged by one of her daughters-in-law to continue spinning inside the ark:
The pageant refuses to indulge in the stereotypical contention between a hen-pecked husband and his belligerent wife, and Uxor obediently states that she will gladly follow her husband into the ark.
Noah appeals to the husbands in the audience, Uxor
to the wives, both seeking affirmation of the justice of their concerns.
Niccoli's fame and reputation among Quattrocento humanists can be seen in the number of dialogues in which he appeared as a principal interlocutor: Bruni's Ad Petrum Paulum Histrum, Poggio's An Seni Uxor
Sit Ducenda, De Nobilitate, and De Infelicitate Principum, Lorenzo Valla's De Voluptate, and Giovan ni Aretino's De Medicinae et Legum Praestantia.
41 For example, "Plenam et irrevocabilem securitatem facio ego Agnes, uxor
Iohannis Fradhelo, habitatrix Candide, cum meis successoribus vobis omnibus commissariis Gabrielis Venerio, quondam patris mei.
3) Diana's own signatures were carefully modeled to call attention to her relationships to the Mantuan court, her father, or her husband, as is evident in her name as it appears on the print of the Ionic Volute (Diana Mantuana eiusdern Fran(cis)ci uxor Romae incidebat).
Diana Mantuana eiusdem Fran(cis)ci uxor Romae incidebat.
28 Corvisieri, 1887, 665; Pandonis, line 64: "nunc vir, nunc uxor
, quos dabat umbra loci.
The wife was designated as uxor
or "consort" and the mistressas concubina.