Part of the Romanesque façade of Assisi cathedral. It is a typical example of the architectural style found in 12th-century churches of Umbria. The façade is divided into three sections. This is the middle section which contains a large and ornate rose window. In the four spandrels around the rose window are the four animal symbols of the four evangelists. Below the rose window is a horizontal recess with three male figures, each standing on an animal. The central figure is known as a telamon – a straight, unbowed male figure acting as a column supporting the masonry above on his head. The two end figures are atlantes – figures who sustain a great burden with their arms and shoulders (in this case the masonry above). Both types of figures are the male versions of caryatids – straight, unbowed female figures acting as columns supporting a structure on their heads.
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|Camera:||Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||27 Jun 2012 - 11:26 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/3.3|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|
|Uploaded:||14 Aug 2012 - 7:20 PM|
|Tags:||Architecture, Assisi, Assisi cathedral, Atlantes, Facade, Four evangelists, Italy, Romanesque, Rose window, Telamon, Umbria|