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BITONTO CATTEDRALE

DI SAN VALENTINO - NOVEMBER 2006

WEST FACADE

 

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Before moving down to the Angel Gabriel and the Magi in the lintel over the door, here are some of the sea people in the inner pillars on either side .... the depth and detail of Romanesque decoration and narrative art never fails to amaze.

 

 

More Sea People in the Paradoxplace Mermaids' page

 

The Harrowing of Hell - Christ pops briefly down to hell between his crucifixion and resurrection, and rescues some good souls who have ended up there - the best known rescuees were Adam and Eve, but they did not get into this tympanum shot.

 

 

The Archangel Gabriel Annunciates to Santa Maria   -   Lots more paradoxplace Annunciations

 

 

The Three Magi pay their tributes - King Gattar (Caspar), a headless King Baltatar (Balthazar) and King Melcior (Melchior)

 

The Magi in Art and Sculpture

 

 

The Lintel and Tympanum of one of the subsidiary west doors has benefited from Islamic design influences.

 

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