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Jesus in the Garden of Olives

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 in the Garden of Olives

    Dimensions: 120 cm

    Year of execution: 17th century

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

    Brief description of the work and author 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  from the Archconfraternity starting from 1714. The praying figure, with folded hands and kneeling, lets the gaze sink into infinity, summarizing, in the disarming simplicity of the gesture, the awareness of the impending passion and the convinced adherence to the project of salvation.

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