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Banner of the Archconfraternity of the SS. Rosary of Catanzaro

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



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  • Archconfraternity of the SS. Rosary

    Foundation year: 1401

    City: Catanzaro

    Archdiocese: Catanzaro-Squillace

    Artistic artefact (canvas, fresco, statue, etc.): Gongalone in cannetè ivory silk laminated in silver, embroidered in gold yarn and polychrome silk

    Title: Banner of the Archconfraternity of SS. Rosary of Catanzaro

    Dimensions: 153 x 95 cm

    Year of execution: XIX century.

    Author (with year of birth and death): Southern Manufacture

    Brief description of the work and of the author's profile: The rectangular Drape is arranged vertically, with side bands 17.5 cm wide. Along the central axis there is in a circular shape of 37x34 cm in silk and painted in tempera the copy in particular of the painting of the Madonna del SS. Rosario and Mysteries by D'Errico, under the center the coat of arms with the royal crown of the Archconfraternity of the SS. Rosario and finally below the eagle representing the city of Catanzaro with outstretched wings, a ribbon with the inscription SANGUINIS EFFUSIONE and a crown on the head. The rest is decorated with coats of arms and branches with leaves and flowers. It rests on the horizontal rod with five cloth seals and in the center emerges the Crucifix on an animated cross in wood and covered in silver foil. The base is a golden brass shuttle. The coat of arms of the Archconfraternity is embroidered in a shaped shield in gold yarn with the necks and roses in silk woven in satin stitch with the flowers from the corollas from the upper part in pink and in the lower part in red, resting on decorations of the Bourbon family. The coat of arms with the red cross has the chain (collar of the knightly order) that rises and wraps it laterally up to the crown at the top with the lilies symbols of Charlemagne's royalty at the tips. The red silk lining is from the same period as the banner. It had tears in the painted oval at the top and horizontal tears at the bottom until 2008, the year of the restoration which restored the canvas, glued to a new support (the photo is before the restoration of the circular painting).

    Compiled by the Attorney Prof. Sandro Scumaci

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