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Licia Landi is a lecturer at the University of Verona and an Edtech Specialist. Expert on ICT, she works at researches in VR Multimedia Didactics of Classics. Speaker at national and international conventions in Italy, UK, Denmark and USA, she published essays and articles on specialized reviews and in collective volumes.
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When allegories were written in books of stones: the Medieval Cathedral of Verona (Italy).

by Licia Landi

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Artwork from the book - When allegories were written in books of stones: the Medieval Cathedral of Verona (Italy). by Licia Landi - Illustrated by LiciaLandi@2018 - Ourboox.com

THE CATHEDRAL

 

The Cathedral (or Duomo) is dedicated to St. Mary Matricular and is an example of Veronese Romanesque style.

It dominates a square resting on the ruins of former churches. The Cathedral was consecrated in 1187 but was enlarged in1440.

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The originally Romanesque layout is attested to by the double prothyron supported by twisting columns and a couple of winged griffins.

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The prothyron is by Maestro Nicolò.

Here there are hunting scenes, prophets and two paladins of the chivalrous Charlemagne cycles, Roland with his sword and Oliver.

Verona Santa Maria Matricolare: The Sentinels Roland and Olivier

 

These figures testify to the development of an elaborate Christian mythology.

Religious symbolism and iconography

 

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