Roma, Porta Lignea a santa Sabina - The wooden door of Santa Sabina in the Aventine Hill (manortiz)

Published 7 years ago

Channel:  Luigi Manfredi

Topics: Lifestyle

Tags: AVENTINE HILL (LOCATION)ROME

The central doorway in the porch has the oldest carved wooden doors in Christian art (432), of African cedar-wood with delicate and expressive reliefs...

The central doorway in the porch has the oldest carved wooden doors in Christian art (432), of African cedar-wood with delicate and expressive reliefs by unknown artists depicting Old and New Testament scenes. Of the original 28 panels 18 have survived, though not in their original positions. The scenes can be readily identified (from top to bottom and left to right):First row: Crucifixion. Healing of the Blind Man. Multiplication of the Loaves, Marriage in Cana, Doubting Thomas, Moses and the Burning Bush, Christ before Pilate.Second row: Resurrection, Miracles of Moses, Christ's Appearance to the Women.Third row: Three Kings, Ascension, Peter's denial, Crossing of the Red Sea, Miracle of the Serpent.Fourth row: Christ between Peter and Paul, Triumph of Christ, Assumption of Elijah, Moses before Pharaoh. The nave is flanked by 20 Corinthian columns (20m/65ft high) of Parian marble

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