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Church of Santa Maria di Pietrarossa - Trevi
Among the most famous monuments of the Trevano is undoubtedly the Church of Santa Maria di Pietrarossa.
The name of the church and of the locality is given by a red stone which is now embedded in the second pillar, to the right of whoever enters the church. A very ancient tradition, perhaps dating back to paganism, attributed thaumaturgical powers in the treatment of infertility. The church was built over the remains of an ancient Roman building, perhaps a temple or perhaps ancient baths built near the river Clitunno.
The building retains the original strongly asymmetrical structure, with a rather irregular pattern, in which no measure exactly matches the parallel one, as is often the case in medieval rural churches.
A portico with a wooden roof and tiles surrounds the church on three sides, the interior has a basilica plan with three naves, divided by irregularly shaped pillars, three in the left aisle and four in the right, which support lowered arches, of which the left center is very broad.
Characteristic of the church is the presence of an incredible number of ex voto frescoes, largely depicting the Madonna and Child, there are at least ninety, I propose some of the most significant, not all, of course. The chapel at the head of the left aisle was entirely frescoed by the Master of Eggi, a prolific fifteenth-century artist, probably identifiable with the Archangel of John, who in 1445 was commissioned to fresco the chapel of the Town Hall of Spoleto.
On the face of the last pillar on the left facing the altar is one of the most graceful and characteristic frescoes of the church: the Madonna dellabbecedario. The mother has a sad look, almost absent, the Child is intent on studying on his syllabary, where the first letters, a, b, c, d, in the first line and the first words of the Pater Noster in the second are clearly visible. The theme was inspired by the reading of the apocryphal Gospel of Pseudo Matthew, where we talk at length about the elementary school of the Child Jesus, his kids and his progress in studying. See the WS.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18654 W: 130 N: 39417] (211361)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2019-02-02
  • Exposure:30 seconds
  • Photo Version:Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-04-13 0:25
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