Alcune sculture medievali poco note di Varese

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Some little known medieval sculptures from Varese

Carlo Cairati

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[Autom. eng. transl.] In the paper the events of two stone sculptures preserved at the prepositural house of the basilica of San Vittore in Varese are studied, fragments of a wider Crucifixion little known and so far almost completely neglected by the studies. The two works, perhaps coming from the lunette of the same basilica of San Vittore, are attributed for the occasion to Domenico and Lanfranco da Ligurno, artists at the head of a well established workshop well rooted in the Varese area, which played a fundamental role in the great building sites of the moment, in a crucial era 'poised' between Romanesque and Gothic: in 1196 they were present in Santa Maria del Monte above Varese, where they built the new staircase, the stone portal and the doors of the basilica; in the same year, only Lanfranco signs one of the capitals of the cloister of the Benedictine abbey of Voltorre near Gavirate.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Some little known medieval sculptures from Varese
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationStudi in onore di Francesca Flores d’Arcais
EditorsM. G. Albertini Ottolenghi, M. Rossi
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Scultura medievale
  • Varese


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