ⓘ Santa Maria Assunta, Sarnano. Santa Maria Assunta is a Roman Catholic collegiate church located in the Piazza Alta of the town of Sarnano, province of Macerata, ..

                                     

ⓘ Santa Maria Assunta, Sarnano

Santa Maria Assunta is a Roman Catholic collegiate church located in the Piazza Alta of the town of Sarnano, province of Macerata, region of Marche, Italy.

                                     

1. History

The brick church was erected in the 13th century; the bell-tower, rising near the apse, dates from the 14th century. The façade has two mullioned windows and a sculpted stone portal, with a bas-relief in the lunette depicting the Assumption of the Madonna.

The interior houses painting depicting a Madonna and Child with Saints by Antonio and Giangentile di Lorenzo, a 15th-century Madonna and Child with Angels by Lorenzo D’Alessandro father of Antonio and Giangentile, and a Holy Trinity 1530 painted by Paolo Bontulli from Percanestro di Serravalle. It also houses a wooden processional standard depicting the Annunciation and Crucifixion by Giovanni Angelo dAntonio and a Madonna della Misericordia 1494 by Pietro Alemanno, as well as panels from a polyptych depicting Saints by Niccolo Alunno and 15th-century wooden statues for a presepio or nativity scene by unknown Tyrolese artisans. The crypt also has frescoed dated 1494 by Pietro Alemanno.

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