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Inside the Orvieto Duomo



reliquary - postcard photo



This is what the Duomo was built for - to house the reliquary containing the Corporal of the Miracle of Bolsena.  The reliquary is 1.4M high, and was made by the Sienese goldsmith Ugolino di Vieri in the late 1330s.  It is paraded through town in a great medieval procession on Corpus Domini Sunday each year.

Right:  This breath taking Pieta was sculptured from a single block of marble by Ippolito Scalza between 1570 - 80


Below:  Madonna and child


Below right:  Holy water

A Knight Templar crusader and a bishop are amongst the fresco fragments on the nave walls

Three two dimensional works and an original alabaster window


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