In Milan's Duomo is housed a late fourteenth century relief showing Christ as the Man of Sorrows, ascribed to the German sculptor Hans von Fernach. The relief was originally decorating a pillar in the other cathedral of Milan, Santa Tecla, and was moved in the Duomo only after the church's destruction in 1461. My article will show how Fernach's Man of Sorrows was moved into the Duomo after 1461, and will reconstruct the history of a marble polyptych built around it. The altarpiece was erected in 1504-1509 thanks to the patronage of the brothers Giovanni Pietro and Ambrogio Porro, and was destroyed in late sixteenth century. I will demonstrate how several parts of the Porro altarpiece still survive and are now part of St. Catherine of Siena's altarpiece in Milan's Duomo.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] The Porro altar of the Milan Cathedral|
|Numero di pagine||13|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2009|
- Altari del Duomo
- Famiglia Porro