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La pieve del sagittario. Gnostici e astromanti a Roccaforte Mondový

 
 
 
Foto Albrile Ezio , La pieve del sagittario. Gnostici e astromanti a Roccaforte Mondový, in Antonianum, 88/1 (2013) p. 111-130 .

Summary: Romanesque Art contains very old recollections in its manifestations. In fact, a few iconographic representations of this Art that apparently might seem indecipherable can be traced back to ancient religious forms such as Gnosticism or Hellenistic Astrology. The constellation of Sagittarius and the transition from the Sol Invictus of the Winter Solstice to the Christian Sol Salutis are among these elements. Other figures can be explained in the light of the interaction with Eastern religious traditions; in particular through contacts with Iran during the Islamic rule. The specific ancient Iranian (that is Zoroastrian) culture constitutes the original background of the Astrological representations that we find in the Romanesque churches of Southern Piedmont .




Summary in Spanish:

Sumario: El arte romanico contiene recolecciones muy antiguas en sus manifestaciones. De hecho, algunas representaciones iconograficas de este arte, que podria parecer indescifrable, pueden remontarse a formas religiosas antiguas como el Gnosticismo o la Astrologia helenistica. La constelacion de Sagitario y la transicion del Sol invictus del solsticio invernal al Sol salutis cristiano es uno de estos elementos. Pueden explicarse otras figuras a la luz de la interferencia con las tradiciones religiosas orientales. En particular a traves de los contactos con Iran durante el dominio islamico. La cultura irani antigua especifica (es decir, zoroastrica) constituye el fondo original de las representaciones astrologicas que encontramos en las iglesias romanicas del sur de Piemonte.



 
 
 
 
 
 
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