La cassa lignea di Terracina tra Riforma e crociata

Autore: Gaetano Curzi
In: I libri di Viella. Arte.

The cypress chest found at the end of the 19th century in the cathedral of Terracina is an object of difficult localization and dating. In this study, analyzing the iconographic program and the style of the reliefs, the author proposes that it was a reliquary-chest, made between the end of the 11th century and the first half of the 12th century in Southern Lazio or Campania. It would therefore be a work carried out in the context of the reconstruction of the cathedral, promoted by Desiderius with the consecration in 1074 and continued in the following decades, but always related to the complex figurative culture developed in Montecassino at the time of the Gregorian Reform and the first Crusades.