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  • Planet of the Sisters of the Magdalene

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



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    Planet of the sisters of the Magdalene - (Calabria)

    • Archconfraternity of the SS. Rosary

      Foundation year: 1401

      City: Catanzaro

      Archdiocese: Catanzaro-Squillace

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

      Title: Planet of the Sisters of the Magdalene, photo of the back side

      Dimensions: Planet 100 x 70 cm, chalice cover 65.5x 63.5 cm

      Year of execution: XVIII century.

      Author (with year of birth and death): According to tradition, the artifact was embroidered by the nuns of the Magdalene probably on the occasion of an anniversary

      Brief description of the work and of the author's profile: Planet in white cannetè silk with very rich embroidery in gold and polychrome silk. There are numerous curved-shaped decorations, of racemes with leaves and flowers, net motifs and cornucopia. The crowned coat of arms is in relief and baroque in shape, like all the embroidery. Inside it has depictions of Dominican symbols. The chevron is embroidered directly on the background fabric and made with full stitch rhomboid shapes. Photo 1 planet, photo 2 chalice cover depicting St. Catherine of Siena.

      Compiled by the Attorney Prof. Sandro Scumaci


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