Sopraporta

Sopraporta

Means “above the door” in Italian; an illustrative painting above a doorway, typically framed by a continuation of the door moldings, is an example.

overdoor, sopraporta

overdoor panel
A wall area, more or less ornamented, directly above a doorway.
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The overarching intent was to achieve severe simplicity, betrayed only by the sculptural niches and the arms of the monastic order in relief in the sopraporta (Felix Mateo; Munoz Jimenez, La arquitectura Carmelitana 28-30; De Negri 629; Sturm, L'architettura dei Carmelitani 79-83, 114-19, 121-133) (Fig.