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1/10: @AnnaHenrietta2 reminded me this (Jan 17) is St Antony Abbot's feast. Well-preserved mid-15c frescoes @MuseoMontefalco on a vault and supporting arch, attributed to Umbrian painter Andrea di Cagno, include 12 scenes. Let's have a look. #MedievalArt #SaintsInArt
2/10: The Montefalco cycle includes the most familiar scenes of Antony's vocation and his later trials in the desert. It opens (as in the Golden Legend) with Antony inspired by the Gospel reading at Mass to distribute his wealth to the poor #monasticism #ChristianArt
3/10: Here is another version of those two scenes in the late 14th century frescoes by the Florentine painter Niccolò di Tommaso at the Chiesa del Tau, Pistoia #MedievalArt #Trecento #painting
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1/5: Decorated with winged victories and military trophies, these two capitals at S Lorenzo fuori le mura, #Rome, are among the most unusual #Roman capitals I've seen as #spolia in a #medieval church. #classicstwitter #archaeology #sculpture #LateAntiquity
2/5: Pope Pelagius II (579-90), predecessor of Gregory the Great, built the church over St Lawrence's tomb. The pair of figured capitals is deliberately placed nearest the altar; the rest of the colonnade has #Roman Corinthian capitals, also #spolia. #MedievalArt #architecture
3/5: In the galleries, two elaborate #Roman Composite capitals and columns with spiral fluting add the same emphasis. Contemporary (6th century) capitals, plinths, and imposts also appear less prominently throughout the basilica. #architecture #LateAntiquity
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Sant'Angelo in Formis, given to Montecassino in 1072, was rebuilt and painted in 1080s under Abbot Desiderius of Montecassino. In the apse, he holds model of church with distinctive porch façade that appears locally, as at Sessa Aurunca Cathedral. #ChurchesInChurches #MedievalArt
Built on site of Roman temple to Diana and a Lombard church dedicated to Archangel Michael, the angel's shrine is full of #AugustAngels. The three archangels, Gabriel, Michael, and Raphael, ring the apse. #Romanesque #MedievalArt
Archangel Michael presides over the portal with its #inscription naming Desiderius of Montecassino. Unusually, a second lunette (somewhat restored) is painted above with Mary crowned and carried aloft by angels. #AugustAngels
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