Cathedral of San Geminiano, Modena: close-up of one of the two lions flanking the Porta Regia
|Architect/Designer||Anselmo da Campione (fl. 1160-1175)|
|Lanfranco (fl. 1099-1110)|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/ITA/289 (ES2256.3p)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Statues ; Entrances ; Animals ; Cathedrals ; People|
NOTES: Construction on the Cathedral began in 1099 under the direction of the masterbuilder Lanfranco. It was consecrated in 1184. The Porta Regia was added in 1209-1231 by Anselmo da Campione and his heirs. The lions, probably discovered while digging the foundations, are of Roman age.
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