Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Cathedral of Saint Domnius in Split, Croatia (Part 2)

Here is the second part of Nicola’s photos from his recent visit to the cathedral of St Domnius in Split, Croatia; part one was published yesterday.

Altar containing the relics of St Domnius.
 The pulpit
 One of the elaboratedly carved capitals of the pillars that support the pulpit.

 Decorations of the vault over St Domnius’ altar.

The two wooden doors were carved by the sculptor and painter Andrija Buvina around 1220, with fourteen scenes from the life of Jesus Christ.

More of the choir, which was added to the rather small church behind the main altar in the 17th century.

The Baptistery of St John, built within the remains of a temple dedicated to Jupiter, who was the Emperor Diocletian’s tutelary deity. (As explained in the previous post, the cathedral is built in part out of the remains of Diocletian’s mausoleum.)
The sarcophagus of a canon and rector of the cathedral, called “Jacobus Selembrius” in Latin, who died in 1533.

The baptismal font was built in the 12th century, partly out of pieces of earlier altars; this image of Christ the King and two subjects is from the 11th century.

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