Built as Gotic church which is rare in Italy. The ornaments
were created mostly by French and German carvers. Ongoing construction from the 14th
century until today
Pomgranade, ("Pagan") symbol of fertility and
On the way to the roof an incredible variety (chaos) of
very different images. It must have been quite an anarchic situation without much control
(or even consent) of the clergy. Hardly any Christian symbolism at all! Instead,
"Paganism" all over the place. Very, very unique indeed!
As so often: "saint" having a Green Man under his
latter wasn't very much impressed by "his master" though
of Green Man you see in Germany often
Vessel of Abundance (Grail) with two Green Men
the Grail Vessel
On top of the roof images seem to be more more coordinated.
Maybe by one master-designer. At the same time openness toward "heretical"
symbolism is complete. The roof could have been a "free (artistic) space". One
can see the tremendous love with which the carvings are made. All of them have the Green
Man as object of devotion
Rarely seen Green Men like this
Left and right Green Man and Woman with Tree of Life
(Symbol of the Cosmic Mother)
a restored piece
Do you still have to be convinced of the dedication of the
Milan population for the "original religion?"
Eight Green Cat faces
seem to be shy or afraid of discovery
The Green Cat is the predecessor of the Green Man. It
proves the origination in the Middle East (Egypt). Crusaders (Templers) brought them to
Rich ornamentation with two poweful Green Men
the opposite: two Green Children
Renaissance pictures.It means that the trend started
elswhere on the roof had been continued for many centuries. Amazing, amazing