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SPELLO (anc. Hispellum, q.v.)

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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 634 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SPELLO (anc. Hispellum, q.v.), a town of Umbria, in the province of Perugia, from which it is 22 M. S.E. by rail, '030 ft. above sea-level. Pop. (19o'), 5571. It is picturesquely situated on the slope of a mountain. The Cappella Baglioni in the church of S. Maria Maggiore contains some of Pinturicchio's finest frescoes (15o,), " The Annunciation," " The Adoration " and " Christ in the Temple." The rich background with gold decoration in relief is characteristic. There is also a late altar-piece by Perugino (1521) and a fine early Renaissance canopy by Rocco da Vicenza (1515). In the sacristy is a crucifix in silver by Paolo Vanni of Perugia (1398). The holy-water basin is formed of a sepulchral cippus of the Roman period. S. Andrea contains a large altarpiece by Pinturicchio (1508), upon which a letter from G. Baglioni to the artist is painted. See G. Urbini, in L'Arte (1897), ii. 367 sqq., (1898), iii. '6 sqq.
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SIR HENRY SPELMAN (c. 1564-1641)

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