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Université de Fribourg

La mannaia del "Volto Santo"

Bacci, Michele

In: Rivista di archeologia, storia, costume. Istituto storico lucchese, 1998, vol. 26, no. 2-4, p. 87-102

Université de Fribourg

Le Majestats, il Volto Santo e il Cristo di Beirut: nuove riflessioni

Bacci, Michele

In: Iconographica: rivista di iconografia medievale e moderna, 2014, vol. 13, p. 45-66

In the small village of Beget, in the Catalonian Pyrenees, a monumental statue representing Christ in the Majestat- type and dating from the second half of the 12th century is involved in an unusual ceremony that takes place on November 9th, i.e. on the day associated in the High Middle Ages with the yearly celebration (known as Festum Salvatoris or Passio imaginis Domini) in honour of the...

Université de Fribourg

"Ad ipsius Christi effigiem": il Volto Santo come ritratto autentico del Salvatore

Bacci, Michele

In: La Santa Croce di Lucca, il Volto Santo. Storia, tradizioni, immagini , proceedings of a congress held in Lucca, 2003, p. 115-130

This paper focuses on the ways in which the most important cult-image in Medieval Lucca, the so-called "Volto Santo" (holy face) came to be regarded by contemporary viewers as a true-to-life image of Christ, sculpted by the Pharisee Nicodemus. The paper emphasizes also the connection with the liturgical tradition of the Passio ymaginis feast on November 9 and its literary and ritual framework.