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Black mozzetta with hood

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



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Black mozzetta with hood - (Calabria)

  • Archconfraternity of the SS. Rosary

    Foundation year: 1401

    City: Catanzaro

    Archdiocese: Catanzaro-Squillace

    Artistic artefact (canvas, fresco, statue, etc.): Mozzetta with cappuccino in black velvet silk with gold thread embroidery

    Title: Black mozzetta with hood

    Dimensions: Cloak h 50 cm, Hood h 30.5 cm

    Year of execution: XVIII century.

    Author (with year of birth and death): Catanzaro artisans, rare and important testimony of the ancient silk velvet manufacturing in Catanzaro

    Brief description of the work and of the author's profile: The mozzetta with cappuccino, has a decoration with different gold threads, It represents spirals that run along the entire edge of the finished product with a raceme decorated with leaves and berries. The extreme edge of the cape is covered with continuous egg decoration. The lining is in crimson satin silk. it is worn by the confreres over the long cotton smock, and with on the shoulders, the black cord or the band that hold the medallion, on liturgical and processional occasions such as the Naca, the Good Friday procession.

    Compiled by the Attorney Prof. Sandro Scumaci

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