See also...

ARTE ROMANICO ARTE ROMANICO



Keywords

snake
Provincia di Cagliari
Dolianova Cathedral
San Pantaleo
Cattedrale di San Pantaleo
Dolianova
lintel
Sardinia
Sardinien
Sardaigne
Italy
Province of Cagliari


Authorizations, license

Visible by: Everyone
All rights reserved

75 visits

Dolianova - Cattedrale di San Pantaleo

Dolianova - Cattedrale di San Pantaleo
A diocese of Dolia (the ancient name of Dolianova) existed from 1089 until 1503, when it was merged into the archdiocese of Cagliari. The "Cattedrale di San Pantaleo", the bishop's seat of the former diocese, was erected within the 12th and the 13th century. It got consecrated in 1289.

The church was built in Pisan-Romanesque style. The façade, as well as the sides, the apse and the bell tower are decorated with pilasters and Lombard bands featuring numerous different sculptured motifs.

Here is the lintel over the central portal of San Pantaleo. Like most other carvings here, it is very weathered. A large and a small snake moving from left to right through a kind of wetland (reed?). Hunting? There may be a toad and some fish..

Antony Cairns, Sonja have particularly liked this photo


Comments