Aimo and Vermondo Holding Up the Church of Saint Victor

Object Details

Title:

Aimo and Vermondo Holding Up the Church of Saint Victor

Artist/Maker(s):

Attributed to Anovelo da Imbonate (Italian (Lombard), active about 1400)

Culture:

Italian

Date:

about 1400

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment

Dimensions:

Leaf: 25.6 x 18.4 cm (10 1/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

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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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    Audio: Aimo and Vermondo Holding up the Church of Saint Victor (Exhibit: MIRACLES_MARTYRS)