The paper aims to analyse the iconography of the 12th-century “biblical capital” in the Cathedral of Sovana (Grosseto). The author identifies the scenes in the most damaged parts of the capital as the episodes of Abel between Adam and Eve, Agar and the Angel, relating them to biblical exegesis, and suggests some iconographic parallels with the pulpit of Sant’Ambrogio in Milan. The unusual depiction of Abraham among Sarah and Agar with their Sons should be considered instead a “Tuscan” solution.
|Translated title of the contribution||The “biblical capital” of sovana and the iconography of sarah and aghar|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cultural Studies
- Visual Arts and Performing Arts