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Madonna of Purity

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



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Madonna of Purity - (Calabria)

  • Archconfraternity of the SS. Rosary

    Foundation year: 1401

    City: Catanzaro

    Archdiocese: Catanzaro-Squillace

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

    Title: Madonna of Purity

    Dimensions: cm ___ x ___

    Year of execution: 1613

    Author (with year of birth and death): Francesco Cassano from Naples

    Brief description of the work and of the author's profile: Statue in the round in white marble, it represents the Madonna standing with the book of the holy scriptures in her hand and the blessing Child in her arms. The statue is embellished by the black coloring of the book cover  and from the pure gold in the thickness of the book itself and in the chevron of the mantle decorated in relief. The work is considered one of the most successful of Cassano if not his masterpiece.

    Compiled by the Attorney Prof. Sandro Scumaci

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