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Church of St. Andrew - Red Island, Rovinj

The remains of wall paintings can be found at the church of Sv. Andrew which is situated at the Red Island near Rovinj. The church belonged to the Benedictine monastery of St Mary and St. Andrew which has been for the first time mentioned in documents dating from 858.

In the lower part of the dome are visible the faint traces of a large composition, with number of saints figures, which are supposed to be able to represent the scene of the Ascension. In the fragmentary depiction of the Crucifixion, like the relaxed fingers with the thumb covering the wound, at the sideways tied loincloth, the head of Christ is leaning with a short beard and body contours notice the influence of the Benedictine painting work from the Carolingian period.
The remains of wall paintings dating back from the turn of 9th to 10th century.

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