Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Antoniazzo Romano frescoes in St. John Lateran.

The XIV century ciborium in San Giovanni in Laterano, the first cathedral church in the world, has frescoes by Antoniazzo Romano, the only Roman artist of the Renaissance, on all sides. It is an interesting testimony of the extensive work carried out by this lesser known master. These particular ones were made in the late XV century and represent: 

-Side facing the nave: Crucifixion with St. Jacobus, St. Paul, St. Peter and St. Andrew.

-Side facing the presbytery: Madonna with child adored by a cardinal between St. Laurence, St. John the Baptist, St. Stephen and St. John the Evangelist.

-Sides facing the transepts: Annunciation, Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Catherine, St. Anthony, Christ as the Good Shepherd and St. Gregory the Great, St. Augustine, St. Jerome and St. Ambrose.

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