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San Domenico di Guzman

Archconfraternity of the SS. Rosario - Archdiocese of Bari-Bitonto

Bitonto - (BA)

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San Domenico di Guzman - (Puglia)

  • Archconfraternity  SS. Rosary

    Foundation year: 1629

    City: Bitonto (BA)

    Archdiocese: Bari-Bitonto

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

    Title: San Domenico di Guzman

    Dimensions: 150 cm

    Year of execution: Year of execution first half of the 18th century.

    Author (with year of birth and death): Unknown Neapolitan author

    Brief description of the work and of the author's profile: The dressed polymaterial simulacrum wears the habit of the order of the Preachers with the white cassock, the rosary crown at the waist, the scapular and the cape in nigris. In his left hand he holds the Church, in his right hand a floral wreath with a palm and a lily intertwined. On the forehead the iconographic attribute of the star, symbol of predestination and personal sign of the Saint since it is said that, on the day of his baptism, his mother saw a shining star shine on his forehead. At his feet a dog with a torch between his teeth, prefiguration of the Saint.

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