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Interior - Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano)
Milan, Italy

2016 Photos


Gothic vaulted ceiling ... Gothic colonnade ... 4th longest nave in Christodom.




Right side of photo: Main entrance ... Four details from the 15th-century stained glass windows below:



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Marble floor in center nave  ... Quatrefoils and multifoils




Center nave: Groin vaults ... Marble column colonnade




Center nave marble column arcade ...  Statues on capital detail below:



Center nave marble column capital statues






Chancel ... Apse started in 1385 ...Bishop's seat  and pulpit details below:



Bishop's seat



Pulpit ... Stained glass window details below:



Three details from the 1470 stained glass window below:



Detail #1- Annunciation



Detail #2 - Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem ... Flight into Egypt


Detail #3 - Baptism of Jesus at left





Right hand nave looking in direction of the chancel






Gothic carved marble panel




Three stained glass details below:



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Note at bottom of illustration the top of the St. Charles Borromeo chapel - detail below:



St. Charles Borromeo chapel ... Two details below:


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"This is a grotesque 16th-century statue of St. Bartolomeo [Bartholomew], an apostle and first-century martyr skinned alive by the Romans. Examine the details (face, hands, feet) of the poor guy wearing his own own skin like a robe. Carved by a student of Leonardo da Vinci, this a study in human anatomy learned by dissection, forbidden by the Church at the time." - Rick Steves, "Milan and the Italian Lakes District"
Four details below:


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Presentation of Mary in the Temple(?)

"A liturgical feast celebrated on November 21 by the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. The account of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple is principally based on the Protoevangelium of James, which has been dated by historians prior to the year 200 AD. The story relates that in thanksgiving for the birth of their daughter, Mary, Joachim and Anne decide to consecrate her to God, and bring her, at the age of three years, to the temple in Jerusalem. Mary’s presentation in the temple draws parallels to that of the prophet Samuel, whose mother Hannah, like Anne was also thought to be barren, and who offered her child as a gift to God at Shiloh.Mary remained in the Temple until her twelfth year, at which point she was assigned to Joseph as guardian." - Wikipedia: Presentation of Mary (online April 2016)
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Photos and their arrangement 2016 Chuck LaChiusa
 
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