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The Facade Reliefs of Orvieto Cathedral


This book presents in word and image the facade of Orvieto Cathedral, the reliefs of which are considered to be among the most beautiful andpowerful of the Trecento. The town of Orvieto, located half-way between Rome and Florence, played an important and strategic role in the political struggles in Italy during the latter part of the thirteenth century. Frequently the place of residence for popes and their Angevins allies, it became the seat of the Curia under Pope Nicholas IV, which brought wealth and economic growth to ...

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The Facade Reliefs of Orvieto Cathedral
2010, Harvey Miller, Turnhout

ISBN-13: 9781905375271


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