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The Marian Theme of the Frescoes in S. Maria at Castelseprio

Paula D. Leveto
The Art Bulletin
Vol. 72, No. 3 (Sep., 1990), pp. 393-413
Published by: College Art Association
DOI: 10.2307/3045748
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3045748
Page Count: 21
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The Marian Theme of the Frescoes in S. Maria at Castelseprio
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Abstract

The paintings at Castelseprio have been thought to depict a Christological cycle, but in this article two of the three damaged scenes are reconstructed as events from the Virgin's early life. And the program as a whole is shown to be Mariological. Compositional and typological relationships among the scenes express a theological equation of Mary with the Church. The imagery originates in the late eighth or early ninth century, according to the recent dating of archaeological materials.

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