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The Saviour

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



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The Savior - (Calabria)

  • Archconfraternity of the SS. Rosary

    Foundation year: 1401

    City: Catanzaro

    Archdiocese: Catanzaro-Squillace

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

    Title: The Savior

    Dimensions: total height 195 cm

    Year of execution: 15th century

    Author (with year of birth and death): Probable southern author

    Brief description of the work and of the author's profile: White marble statue in the round depicting Christ CAPUT MUNDI with raised arm and in the other hand with the sphere. The figure seems to take the step, starting to walk and getting closer to us. The position of the right foot is in fact advanced with respect to the static nature of the other foot and to the entire axis of the figure and the deep folds of the mantle highlight the shape of the leg clearly the movement. In support of this is also the drapery suspended from the left arm which is in slight lateral displacement. It is all set to a beginning to advance, to come directly to meet us. The gaze, in fact, straight and steady, contributes to decisively involve the observer in receiving the blessing with the right hand, and universal for the crucigero globe in the left hand.

    Compiled by the Attorney Prof. Sandro Scumaci

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