Main topic of the present thesis is the S. Michele Maggiore sculpture of Pavia (c.1100-1130). Its comparison to the many sculptures of the same period of Pavia, Milan and the region is based on an extensive catalogue of photographs and research
reports. The investigation lead to a number of new insights, e.g. into the relationship between the art of Romanic sculpture and architecture of Pavia and Milan, with respect to the relevance of S. Ambrogio at Milan for the churches of Pavia or other
churches at Milan, which proved to have been over-estimated;
- into the workshop organisation of Pavia churches and the Romanic sculptors`flexibility in respect to their moving on to other sites. Architecture and sculpture are preceived as a unity, inviting further research in this field.