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S. Michele di Cortigno

The Interior of the Church


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photograph © Roberto Savi;
by kind permission thruout this page

On my one visit to Cortigno, I found the church closed; but thru the wonders of the Internet, three years later I got my virtual tour anyway, and can pass it on to you, if with not much commentary.

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On my next stay in Umbria, I hope to get to see this handsome 16c woodwork myself. In the left niche the patron saint of the church, St. Michael the Archangel, can be seen conquering his dragon; in the right, weighing the soul of a Christian at the moment of death. The symmetrical iconography is unusual and attractive: he conquers evil and is the arbiter of good.

photograph © Roberto Savi


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Pietà, early 17c.

photograph © Roberto Savi


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The baptismal font: early medieval (11c?); very possibly inspired by the much more refined font in the church of S. Maria in Ponte, just 5 km W of here.

photograph © Roberto Savi


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