Italian / Portal from the Church of San Leonardo al Frigido / ca. 1170-1180Italian
Portal from the Church of San Leonardo al Frigido
ca. 1170-1180

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Name-CRT: Italian
Title: Portal from the Church of San Leonardo al Frigido
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1170
Creation End Date: 1180
Creation Date: ca. 1170-1180
Object Type: Architecture
Classification Term: Installations
Materials and Techniques: White Carrara marble, grayish marble
Dimensions: 13 ft. 2 in. x 76 in. (401.3 x 193 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 62.189
Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1962

Dedicated to Saint Leonard, the patron saint of prisoners, this portal served as the main entrance of the small Church of San Leonardo al Frigido. An antique sarcophagus was reused for the supporting jambs on the sides of the door; it was carved to show scenes of the Annunciation and the Visitation on the left and an image of Saint Leonard holding an emblematic prisoner on the right. The Entry into Jerusalem on the lintel is modeled after an Early Christian tomb relief. The doorway is a product of the workshop of Master Biduino, who worked in the Pisa-Lucca area.

AMICA ID: MMA_.62.189
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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