Italian / Doorway from the Church of San Nicolò, Sangemini / 11th century with later additionsItalian
Doorway from the Church of San Nicolò, Sangemini
11th century with later additions

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Name-CRT: Italian
Title: Doorway from the Church of San Nicolò, Sangemini
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1000
Creation End Date: 1099
Creation Date: 11th century with later additions
Object Type: Architecture
Classification Term: Sculpture-Architectural
Materials and Techniques: Marble (Lunense marble from Carrara)
Dimensions: H. 11 ft. 9 in. x 8 ft. 4 in. (358.4 x 254.2 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 47.100.45
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1947

This doorway is an excellent example of medieval reuse of materials. The principal elements were carved at different times, displaying divergent styles and techniques, and were combined in a medieval remodeling. The lions, too, were taken from an earlier monument. All of the marble used to make the portal originally came from the ruins of Roman buildings in the vincinity. The decorative forms show the survival of both classical and Langobardic elements in Romanesque sculpture.

AMICA ID: MMA_.47.100.45
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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