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MONTE OLIVETO MAGGIORE

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 773 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MONTE OLIVETO MAGGIORE, a monastery of Tuscany, Italy, 6 m. S. of Asciano. It was founded in 1320, and is mainly celebrated for the beautiful frescoes in the monastery court, which are by Luca Signorelli (1497–1498) and Antonio Bazzi, called Sodoma (1505), representing scenes from the legend of St Benedict. The church and library contain fine inlaid wood-work by Fra Giovanni da Verona.
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