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Selma Sevenhuijsen at the OXO collection Gallery

Selma Sevenhuijsen at the OXO collection Gallery

Selma Sevenhuijsen - the mermaids and Matilda di Canossa

Selma Sevenhuijsen a researcher from Amsterdam, Holland has been a regular visitor to Barga for almost a decade as she follows the footsteps of Matilda di Canossa and her research into the bare breasted twin tailed mermaid or Melusine to be found in the Duomo. She has already written two book on the subject and […]

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Summer solstice, full moon and flower mandala

Summer solstice, full moon and flower mandala

Selma Sevenhuijsen a researcher and author from Amsterdam celebrated with a moving ceremony

Selma arrived in the city back in 2013 to specifically see for herself the image in the Duomo of the bare breasted twin tailed mermaid – this creature is associated with numerous stories and legends, and is imbued with symbolic meaning in alchemy. The most common iteration of the siren is as Melusine, a creature […]

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Selma Sevenhuijsen – Matilde di Canossa

Selma Sevenhuijsen – Matilde di Canossa

Selma in her book on the subject has put forward the theory that there is a good possibility that the faces sculpted near to the pulpit in The Duomo are in fact the faces of Matilda, her mother Beatrice and her father Boniface.

This afternoon at the Villa Gherardi just outside the walls of Barga Vecchia, Selma Sevenhuijsen a researcher and author from Amsterdam, Holland  presented to the Barga public her latest book – Regina del Vaticano  – viaggio sulle orme di Matilde di Canossa – a joint project with the designer Dafne Arlman (her site can be seen here ) […]

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Selma Sevenhuijsen – mermaids and Matilda di Canossa

Selma Sevenhuijsen – mermaids and Matilda di Canossa

Selma Sevenhuijsen a researcher from Amsterdam, Holland along with 12 companions were in Barga this week following in the footsteps of Matilda di Canossa

There is now a renewed interest in the phenomenon which happens in Barga twice a year ( weather conditions permitting) of the double sunset – as the setting sun reappears momentarily through Monte Forato. A book on the subject was presented here in Barga a couple of years ago ( article here) which once again […]