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The Contrari Chapel in Vignola

The Contrari Chapel in the Vignola Castle (in the province of Modena) and its cycle of late Gothic frescoes depicting the stories of Christ and commissioned by Uguccione Contrari. The precious cycle is attributed to the Master of Vignola.

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Piacenza, Farnese Palace, Municipal Museums: Portrair of Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola, known as il Vignola, by Federico Zuccari.

Piacenza, Farnese Palace, Municipal Museums: Portrair of Jac...

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  Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Giuseppe Graziosi (1879-1942), "The Castle of Vignola", etching and aquatint on paper, plate.

Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Giuseppe Graziosi (1879-1942...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the Reesurrection with a snake in the vegetation changing its skin, as positive symbol of regeneration.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Res...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of a sleeping Roman soldier.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Res...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the "Descent into Limbo": the Good Thief.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Res...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with male figures and saints.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with male figures and saints.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of apostles.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Ass...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the chapel with frescoes by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the chapel...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the chapel with frescoes by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the chapel...

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Vignola Stronghold, the niche above the door to the Contrari Chapel:  a tondo in scagliola (fifteenth-century style), depicting a Madonna with Child, in the variant called Madonna of Humility.

Vignola Stronghold, the niche above the door to the Contrari...

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Vignola Stronghold, the niche above the door to the Contrari Chapel:  a tondo in scagliola (fifteenth-century style), depicting a Madonna with Child, in the variant called Madonna of Humility. Detail.

Vignola Stronghold, the niche above the door to the Contrari...

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Vignola Stronghold, the niche above the door to the Contrari Chapel:  a tondo in scagliola (fifteenth-century style), depicting a Madonna with Child, in the variant called Madonna of Humility. Detail.

Vignola Stronghold, the niche above the door to the Contrari...

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Vignola Stronghold: the door to the Contrari Chapel. In the niche, there is a tondo in scagliola (fifteenth-century style), depicting a Madonna with Child, in the variant called Madonna of Humility.

Vignola Stronghold: the door to the Contrari Chapel. In the...

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Vignola Stronghold: the door to the Contrari Chapel. In the niche, there is a tondo in scagliola (fifteenth-century style), depicting a Madonna with Child, in the variant called Madonna of Humility.

Vignola Stronghold: the door to the Contrari Chapel. In the...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the chapel with frescoes by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the chapel...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the chapel with frescoes by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the chapel...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the chapel with frescoes by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the chapel...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the vault with fresco representing the four Evangelists, the three faced Trinity and the Tree of Life, the Mystical Lamb, the blessing Infant Jesus in the manger and the Resurrected Christ. Frescoes by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the vault w...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the vault with fresco representing the four Evangelists, the three faced Trinity and the Tree of Life, the Mystical Lamb, the blessing Infant Jesus in the manger and the Resurrected Christ. Frescoes by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the vault w...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the vault with fresco representing the four Evangelists, the three faced Trinity and the Tree of Life, the Mystical Lamb, the blessing Infant Jesus in the manger and the Resurrected Christ. Frescoes by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the vault w...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: the emblem of Uguccione Contrari at the centre of the vault.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: the emblem of Ugucc...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: the emblem of Uguccione Contrari at the centre of the vault.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: the emblem of Ugucc...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: the emblem of Uguccione Contrari at the centre of the vault.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: the emblem of Ugucc...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: one of the corbel of the vault with a telamon. Detail.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: one of the corbel o...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: one of the corbel of the vault with a telamon.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: one of the corbel o...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: one of the corbel of the vault with a telamon.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: one of the corbel o...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall:  "The resurrected Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall:  "St. Mark the Evangelist", writing  "Recumbentibus undecim". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "St....

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall:  "St. Mark the Evangelist", writing  "Recumbentibus undecim". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "St....

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "St. Luke Evangelist", writing " Missus est angelus Gabriel". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "St....

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "St. Luke Evangelist", writing " Missus est angelus Gabriel". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "St....

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "The Mystical Lamb", symbol of sacrifice for the redemption of mankind. Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Blessing Infant Jesus in the manger": The red coral necklace is supposed to protect the newborn from any danger. Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Ble...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Blessing Infant Jesus in the manger": The red coral necklace is supposed to protect the newborn from any danger. Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Ble...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "St Matthew the Evangelist" writing "Cum natus esset Yhesus", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "St...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "St Matthew the Evangelist" writing "Cum natus esset Yhesus", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "St...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "St Matthew the Evangelist" writing "Cum natus esset Yhesus", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "St...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "St John Evangelist" writing "In principio erat Verbum". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "St J...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "St John Evangelist" writing "In principio erat Verbum". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "St J...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "St John Evangelist". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the face with a white beard.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "St J...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "St John Evangelist". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the hand writing "In principio erat Verbum".

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "St J...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The three faced Trinity and the Tree of Life". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of two of the faces.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The three faced Trinity and the Tree of Life". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of one of the faces.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The three faced Trinity and the Tree of Life". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The three faced Trinity and the Tree of Life". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The three faced Trinity and the Tree of Life". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The three faced Trinity and the Tree of Life". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The three faced Trinity and the Tree of Life". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The three faced Trinity and the Tree of Life". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with praying saints and Virgin Mary, and the dove.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with praying saints and Virgin Mary, and the dove.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with praying saints and Virgin Mary, and the dove.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with praying saints and Virgin Mary, and the dove.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with praying saints and Virgin Mary, and the dove.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with praying saints and Virgin Mary, and the dove.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with praying saints and Virgin Mary, and the dove.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with praying saints and Virgin Mary, and the dove.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with praying saints and Virgin Mary, and the dove.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with praying saints.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a praying  saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a praying  saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a praying  saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a praying  saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a praying  saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of a sleeping Roman soldier.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Res...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with God the father.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with God the father.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with God the father.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a praying  saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the dove.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a praying  saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a praying  saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the Virgin Mary.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the Virgin Mary.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the Virgin Mary.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the Virgin Mary.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the Virgin Mary.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a praying  saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a praying  saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a praying  saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a praying  saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a praying  saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with two praying  saints

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a praying  saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Western wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with male figures and saints.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with male figures and saints.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with male figures and saints.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with male figures and saints.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with male figures and saints.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of angels playing different musical insruments.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of angels playing different musical insruments.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of an angel playing two drums.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of an angel playing a violin.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of an angel playing a string instrument.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of an angel playing a drum.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of an angel playing a harp.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with a saint.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with male figures.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with male figures.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with male figures and saints.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with male figures.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with male figures.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with saints.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with male figures and saints.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with male figures.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". On the left top "The resurrected Christ" and on the right top "St. Mark the Evangelist". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Ascension of Christ". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Eastern wall: "The Pentecost", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel,  Western wall: "The Pentecost". On the left top "The three faced Trinity and the Tree of Life", on the right top "St. John the Evangelist". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel,  Western wall: "The Pentecost". On the left top "The three faced Trinity and the Tree of Life", on the right top "St. John the Evangelist". Fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the sleeping Roman soldiers.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of a sleeping Roman soldier.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the sleeping Roman soldiers.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the sleeping Roman soldiers.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the sleeping Roman soldiers.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the resurrected Christ.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the resurrected Christ.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the resurrected Christ.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of Christ and the sleeping Roman soldiers.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the Resurrection and the sleeping Roman soldiers.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of Christ and the sleeping Roman soldiers.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the "Descent into Limbo":  Jesus takes Adam's hand. At the feet of Christ, the gates of Hell and the figure of the Devil on the ground. Behing Christ there is the Good Thief.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the "Descent into Limbo": the gates of Hell and the figure of the Devil on the ground.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the "Descent into Limbo": the gates of Hell and the figure of the Devil on the ground.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the upright people of the Old Testament, including Adam with a long grey beard.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the "Descent into Limbo":  Jesus takes Adam's hand. At the feet of Christ, the gates of Hell and the figure of the Devil on the ground.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Res...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the "Descent into Limbo":  Jesus takes Adam's hand. At the feet of Christ, the gates of Hell and the figure of the Devil on the ground.

Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Res...

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the "Descent into Limbo":  Jesus takes Adam's hand. At the feet of Christ, the gates of Hell and the figure of the Devil on the ground.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Northern wall: "Resurrection" and "Descent into Limbo", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.At the center there is the good thief Disma, in the lower right corner Jesus takes Adam's hand. At the feet of Christ, the gates of Hell and the figure of the Devil on the ground. On the left,  the snake that changes its skin is a positive symbol of regeneration.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of the Madonna  dropping the girdle to St. Thomas.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of St. Thomas.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail with the Virgin dropping of the girdle to St. Thomas.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of apostles.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of an apostle.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of an apostle.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of apostles.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of an apostle.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of apostles.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of Christ  carrying the Virgin Mary to the sky.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of Christ  carrying the Virgin Mary to the sky in Vesica Piscis.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of two angels playing music.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of an angel playing music and a trumpet.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of an angel playing a musical string instrument.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of a ruin and vegetation.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of an apostle.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of an apostle.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of an apostle.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of an angel playing music and a violin.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of an apostle.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of an apostle.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of an apostle.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of apostles.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of apostles.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of apostles.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of apostles.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of Christ carrying the Virgin Mary to the sky, apostles and angels playing music.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420. Detail of Christ carrying the Virgin Mary to the sky and angels playing music.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel, Southern wall: "Assumption of the Virgin" (Jesus carries the Virgin Mary to the sky) and "the Virgin Mary dropping the girdle or Holy Belt to St. Thomas ", fresco by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the chapel with frescoes by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the chapel with frescoes by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the chapel with frescoes by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

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Vignola Stronghold, the Contrari Chapel: view of the chapel with frescoes by the Master of Vignola, about 1420.

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  Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Augusto Baracchi (1878-1942): "View of Vignola", oil on plywood, 37,5 x 54,5 cm.

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  Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Giuseppe Graziosi (1879-1942), "The Castle of Vignola", etching and aquatint on paper, plate.

Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Giuseppe Graziosi (1879-1942...