La Magione (Palermo) - Basilica La Magione
The beautiful facade of the Norman church called La Magione, founded for the Cistercians by Matteo d’Aiello before 1151 as the church of the Trinity, but transferred to the Teutonic knights in 1193 by Emperor Henry VI as their mansion, from which it takes its name. As the church of the Teutonic Knights, it played a rather important role during the Crusades. (Thanks to Blue Guide Sicily)
Conservation officer unveiling a Madonna and Child that had been overpainted (maybe to censor the Madonna's breast?).
Restoration work on the Madonna and Child.
15th-century fresco of the Crucifixion.
15th century marble triptych of the Madonna and Child (Gagini school). La Magione, Palermo.
Sarcophagus for the nobleman Francesco Perdicaro (died in 1567) in the Norman church La Magione, Palermo.
Arabic (probably 12th century?) in La Magione.
14th-century stone altar.
Skull on a gravestone.
See photos of skulls on grave monuments (NB! text in Norwegian)
16th-century portal. (It can also be seen from the cloister behind this door.)
One row of carved twin columns survive of the Cistercian cloister from c. 1190.
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