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Central plan or 2-level church

Chiesa a pianta centrale o a 2 livelli

This is a model of a church with four semi-circular apses placed on two perpendicular axes (vertical and horizontal). The arrangement results in a sort of Greek-cross plan. There are also eight round chapels of the same dimension and four blocks of stairs at the entrances. The peculiarity of this building is its two-level structure. The drawing and annotations are clearly inspired by the church of S. Sepolcro in Milano, which Leonardo repeatedly visited describing it in detail in his notes.

Codex Ashburnham 2037, sheet 4r.


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