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Jesus with the Cross

Archconfraternity of the SS. Rosario - Archdiocese of Bari-Bitonto

Bitonto - (BA)

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  • Archconfraternity  SS. Rosary

    Foundation year: 1629

    City: Bitonto (BA)

    Archdiocese: Bari-Bitonto

    Artistic artefact (canvas, fresco, statue, etc.): Processional statue

    Title: Jesus with the Cross

    Dimensions: 150 cm

    Year of execution: 17th century

    Author (with year of birth and death): Unknown local author

    Brief description of the work and author's profile: The seventeenth-century image belongs to the group of the 4 Sorrowful Mysteries which represent the original nucleus of the procession of the Mysteries, organized by the Arciconfraternita starting from 1714. The figure, with a face framed with thorns, stripped and facing downwards, he stands, under the Cross, wrapped in the heavy bloody fabric of his tunic. The dense folds of the fabric accentuate the verticality of the sculpture which, in the pose that is not at all disheveled, seems not to be affected at all by the weight of the cross.

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