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Church of Santa Maria di Fossale
in Gemona

Church of Santa Maria di Fossale in Gemona

Near Gemona Cathedral, on Via dei Conti, the street parallel to Via Bini, stands the Church of the Holy Name of Mary – Chiesa del Santo Nome di Maria, also known as Santa Maria di Fossale – rebuilt in 1993. The museum visit includes this church, containing two precious gilded and painted portal-type wooden altars, most likely by Gerolamo Comuzzo and his workshop, with altarpieces by painter Melchiorre Widmar dating back to the 1660s or ’70s. The altarpiece on the main altar frames a prodigious fresco of the Virgin nursing the Christ child, which was seen to weep in the year 1655. 

The artwork of greatest interest in the church is definitely a noble  Thirteenth-century crucifix of painted wood, formerly in the church of San Giovanni, placed against the background of the  Virgin in a swoon and the suffering, the work of early eighteenth-century Gemonese artist Giovanni Battista Tiani.

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