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



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Bambinello - (Calabria)

  • Archconfraternity of the SS. Rosary

    Foundation year: 1401

    City: Catanzaro

    Archdiocese: Catanzaro-Squillace

    Artistic artefact (canvas, fresco, statue, etc.): Polychrome wooden statue

    Title: Bambinello

    Dimensions: h 67 cm, base 23 cm

    Year of execution: XVIII century.

    Author (with year of birth and death): Unknown, probable work by southern carvers

    Brief description of the work and the author's profile: Polychrome wooden statue depicting the Child who blesses and holds the globe surmounted by a cross. The entire statue is completely repainted, has glass eyes and a rich set consisting of a silver crown, long silky hair with light brown curls. The clothing is composed of three silk garments embroidered in gold yarn and the fabric one in white, the second in red and the third in green-light blue, furthermore a long crimson red gown with silver embroidery completes the clothing. The hexagonal shaped base has cherub heads in clouds. It is exhibited for the day of the Epiphany while in the past it went out in procession.

    Compiled by the Attorney Prof. Sandro Scumaci

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