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Madonna de Idris

Information found only in Italian (original location here).
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The Church of St. Mary of Idris, also called Santa Maria de Idris Idris or de Madonna, Matera is located within the Sassi. It is a cave church, that is carved into the rock.

It is situated at the top of Monterrone, a huge limestone cliff that rises in the middle of Sasso Caveoso it arrives via a flight of stairs near the cave church of Saint Lucia to Mallow. The name derives from the Greek Odigitria (Οδηγήτρια) Idris, one who shows the way, or by water that flowed from the rock.

The church has a rock masonry forepart beside a small bell tower and the inside, due to continuous rearrangements suffered over the centuries, did not present anything original structure. It consists of a nave with irregular frescoes, placed on the wall of the crypt retrofacciata, most of them disconnected for repairs being damaged due to moisture and stored at the Historical and Artistic Heritage Service of Matera. On the altar is a Madonna and Child dating from the seventeenth century, painted in tempera, right Eustache, patron of the city and other frescoes dating from the seventeenth century and always have a crucifixion invoice rough background the silhouette of the city of Matera. The church of Santa Maria de Idris is connected to rock crypt of St John Monterrone through a tunnel, and in this crypt are numerous and valuable frescoes that date back over a period of time ranging from twelfth to seventeenth century.

The access tunnel is a fresco depicting St. John the Baptist in a lunette above the altar a fresco dating from the twelfth century Christ Pantocrator blessing to Latin America, with his left hand holding a Bible open in a text which is inscribed Greek . This fresco represents the influence of Byzantine culture iconography. Further along the shoulder of a learning hub, there is an unknown Monaco (San Francisco or San Leonardo?) With cowl and hood. In front of St. Nicholas (XIV century) in dresses episcopal blessing with his right hand and holding the Gospel in his left. Leaving the corridor you enter a room wider, forming the nave of the true church of San Giovanni in Monterrone, ending in a raised presbytery, on the opposite wall is a fresco depicting the head of St. Andrew and fragments of a Madonna and Child in the iconographic type of Glykophilousa, also dating to the late twelfth century, and two unknown saints. On the left wall, placed in niches decorated, two other saints, including one found in St. Peter under the lines of the face, the beard and hair, but without the keys, and St. James side, dating from the thirteenth century.

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