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MMadonna and Child
The most interesting element of the small settlement near Bovara is located in a nearby building complex, now used
to farmhouse. Also owned by the Abbey of San Pietro, it was later sold to their bursar, great-great-grandfather of the current owner, Antonio Cardarelli.
In a room on the ground floor, part of a complex of farm buildings close to the main house, during the work to secure a building damaged by the earthquake, a beautiful fresco from the mid-fifteenth century came to light. It is accessed through a brick door with a round arch, typical of the local architecture of the mid-fifteenth century and therefore coeval with the fresco.
The environment was originally, in all likelihood, an oratory, which was later transformed into a private home with a sheep shed next to it, then used as a storage room, where timber had been stacked for at least half a century. It is excluded that it was a church, there is no trace of it in the pastoral visits. Durastante Natalucci does not mention it in his highly documented Historia universal of the temporal and ecclesiastical state of Trevi.
The painted surface occupies an area of ​​about 4 m2 and the scene inside the frame and the frame measures 187 x 157 cm. There is depicted a Madonna enthroned in the act of offering a pommel to the standing Child, blessing. On the left, St. John the Baptist, dressed in a fleece covered with a red cloak, points to the Savior with his right and with the other hand holds a scroll that reads:
ECCE ANGNUS DEI ECCE HERE TOLLIT PEC [CATA MUNDI]
On the right St. Peter with the usual keys.
At the bottom is partially preserved an inscription in Gothic characters, which, albeit with some uncertainty, has been read as follows:
O IHS XPO [VER] GIE MARIA ADORATE [O IHS] XPO VERGIE MARIA:. []:. YEAR DNI M44 [] IIII []
The background is a drape decorated with geometric floral motifs.
The work is in good condition and the figures are almost intact.
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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20056 W: 130 N: 42338] (222847)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2022-03-19
  • Exposure: f/0.1, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2022-03-31 4:03
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