800th anniversary of the Portal of Split Cathedral

800th anniversary of the Portal of Split Cathedral
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StampNews.com got information that Croatian Post has prepared for issuing a special commemorative stamp celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Portal of Split Cathedral. The issue has been already designed and is to be released on the 23d of September.

According to reliable sources, on 23 April 1214, on St. George Day, the Split Cathedral (Christianised Diocletian's temple) was enriched by a portal made of nutwood, by the domestic master, carver and painter Andrija Buvina. Thus, besides by the monumental Romanesque bell tower the same period was marked by another important artistic creation that gave strong mediaeval and Christian imprint to otherwise antique, Roman building.

With reference to rarity of preserved wooden Romanesque reliefs and exceptionality and modernity of artistic expression, the portal of Split Cathedral takes a prominent position on European scale and in specialists' overviews of the epoch.

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