Photographer's Note

Church of Santa Maria di Pietrarossa - TrevirnAmong the most famous monuments of the Trevano is undoubtedly the Church of Santa Maria di Pietrarossa.rnThe 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.rnThe 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.rnA 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.rnCharacteristic 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. This fresco, depicting the Madonna della Spiga, dated 1449 is also signed by Bartolomeo da Miranda.rnThe fragmentary inscription below reads: BARTOLOMEUS DE MIRANDA PINXIT HOC OPUS. YHS. AN. MCCCCXXXXVIIII.rnThe virgin in her right hand holds an ear and a bird, with her left arm and hand supporting the Child.r

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18860 W: 130 N: 39830] (212959)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-02-02
  • Exposure: f/0.1, 1/32 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-04-09 3:38
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