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Adoration of the Magi

Archconfraternity M. SS. of the Rosary  -  Archdiocese of Catanzaro-Squillace



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Adoration of the Magi - (Calabria)

  • Archconfraternity of the SS. Rosary

    Foundation year: 1401

    City: Catanzaro

    Archdiocese: Catanzaro-Squillace

    Artistic artefact (canvas, fresco, statue, etc.): Painting, oil on canvas

    Title: Adoration of the Magi

    Dimensions: 280 x 180 cm

    Year of execution: XVIII century.

    Author (with year of birth and death): Unknown

    Brief description of the work and of the author profile: Ovoid canvas depicting the adoration by the Magi with the attendants who bring gifts. In the foreground the crowns and scepters of two kings in adoration and kneeling are highlighted, while the third manifests wonder by raising his right hand, in showing his gift, and in the act of bending before kneeling. The Madonna is pleased and the Child is in the act of blessing while St. Joseph with the Lily, symbol of purity, is behind Mary and scrutinizes the scene. Above all two cherubs and in the sky the comet which is still observed, after having been a guide, by the last character of the procession.

    Compiled by the Attorney Prof. Sandro Scumaci

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