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Span IV

Giovanni Antonio Paganino and Ercole Piobefore 1574 - 1575

Complesso di San Giovanni Evangelista

Complesso di San Giovanni Evangelista
Parma, Italy

The central symbol represents the Virgin with the unicorn. Virginity and evangelical poverty are related to some mottoes and devices, all of them referable to a common topic: what men consider as foolishness, becomes greatness before God. This is a reference to consacrated coelibacy, as well as to monastical life, a privileged condition, provided it is lived in humility.

Details

  • Title: Span IV
  • Creator: Giovanni Antonio Paganino, Ercole Pio
  • Date Created: before 1574 - 1575
  • Location: Biblioteca Monumentale. Complesso di San Giovanni Evangelista
  • Rights: Complesso di San Giovanni Evangelista

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