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CCappella della Santissima Icona

Communicating with the Chapel of the Assumption through a door, the Eroli Chapel, commissioned by Bishop Costantino Eroli in 1495, is rectangular in shape and prolonged by an apse. The back wall of this chapel, also called Sacro Cuore in the past, is completely frescoed by works by Pinturicchio. Unfortunately, over the centuries, the frescoes have been damaged by humidity which led to the loss of a significant part of the tempera finishes, especially those that adorned the barrel vault, of which only a small part remains visible.
The main scene depicts the Virgin seated with the Child in the middle of a large town at the gates of a city and with San Giovanni Battista and Santo Stefano on the sides. In the basin the Eternal Father is depicted, dressed in a green tunic and a red cloak, sitting on the clouds and flanked by cherubs. In the lower part of the altar, however, we find Christ depicted in the Sepulcher. On the left wall, right in front of the door that connects it with the other chapel, we can admire a niche, the use of which is ignored, adorned by a blessing Christ, while two windows open above.
Until 1845 the chapel had been used as a baptistery.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17409 W: 130 N: 36345] (199244)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-04-22
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/0.1, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-03-27 1:31
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