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Aimo and Vermondo Holding Up the Church of Saint Victor
Attributed to Anovelo da Imbonate (Italian (Lombard), active about 1400)
Milan, Lombardia, Italy, Europe (Place created)
Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment
Ms. 26, fol. 4v
Leaf: 25.6 × 18.4 cm (10 1/16 × 7 1/4 in.)
Aimo and Vermando hold up a small church within a crenellated walled enclosure. The scene is not recounting a feat of superhuman strength in which the two brothers lift up a building. Rather, the image represents the brothers' financing of a new church dedicated to Saint Victor in the town of Meda. After being saved from an attack of wild boars, the brothers donated money for this church as a way of giving thanks. It is in the church of Saint Victor that the two were eventually buried.
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