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Location type: cathedral
Location address: Italia, Terni, Orvieto
Number of texts: 4
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Luca Signorelli painted “The Damned are taken to Hell and received by Demons”, a materpiece of the 15the century one can see in the San Brizio Chapel of the Cathedral of Orvieto. Signorelli uses the naked human body as his only expressive element. They are overpowered by demons in near human form, depicted in colours of every shade of decomposing flesh. Above them, a flying demon transports a woman. This is probably a depiction of the Whore of the Apocalypse.

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The Cathedral of Orvieto is a large 14th-century Roman Catholic cathedral situated in the town of Orvieto in Umbria, central Italy. The building was constructed under the orders of Pope Urban IV to commemorate and provide a suitable home for the Corporal of Bolsena, a miracle which is said to have occurred in 1263 in the nearby town of Bolsena, when a traveling priest who had doubts about the truth of transubstantiation found that his Host was bleeding so much that it stained the altar cloth. The cloth is now stored in the Chapel of the Corporal inside the cathedral.

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The most exciting and eye-catching part of the cathedral of Orvieto is its golden frontage, which is decorated by large bas-reliefs and statues with the symbols of the Evangelists (Angel, Ox, Lion, Eagle). It was created by Maitani and collaborators (between 1325 and 1330) .

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The Cathedral of Orvieto is a large 14th century Roman Catholic cathedral. The Gothic façade of the Orvieto Cathedral is one of the great masterpieces of the Late Middle Ages. The three-gable design is attributed to Maitani

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