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S. Michele in Cortigno

The Porch


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Lunette over the entrance door: Mother and Child with Saints John the Baptist and Catherine of Alexandria, crowned, with her martyr's palm and her wheel. The roundels depict Christ flanked by Peter and Paul, with key and sword respectively; then, in keeping with the theme of this church, two angels.

The photographs of the 5 tondi called up by the clickmap:
© Roberto Savi, by kind permission.


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A pulled-back view of about as much of the door as possible: any farther back, and we'd be walking down the steps, the overhang of the porch concealing our subject.


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Thruout Italy, we see pairs of lions guarding the doors of churches: Cortigno's are small.


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