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2016-08-05 18:42:34
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Sculptures > St Dominic makes water spurt from the mountain (second half 17th century)

St Dominic makes water spurt from the mountain (second half 17th century)

This low relief was originally one of a pair. The other, entitled “Moses makes water spurt from the desert”, is in the Church of the Carmine, Soriano. They may both be linked to a series of miracles which occurred in Soriano in the second half of the 17th century attributed to St Dominic. A 1680 source mentions a miraculous event connected to the drought of that year. Building on the convent had been halted due to the lack of water when a sudden spurt appeared near the convent. It was interpreted as having divine origin. The low relief portrays the saint with the prior standing beside him surrounded by artisans. It has been attributed to the sculptor Francesco Grassia from Palermo who was working in Rome in the mid 17th century. This low relief is similar to one by the same sculptor showing the Nativity on the pedestal of a group including the Virgin and Child and saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist made in 1670 for the Church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, Rome.

(Mario Panarello)

POR CALABRIA FESR 2007/2013 L.I. 5.2.5.1
Avviso Pubblico Valorizzazione BBCC-II Edizione

ASSE V - RISORSE NATURALI, CULTURALI E TURISMO SOSTENIBILE

Obiettivo Specifico 5.2 - Valorizzare i beni e le attività culturali quale vantaggio comparato dalla regione Calabria per aumentare l'attrattività territoriale, per rafforzare la coesione sociale e migliorare la qualità della vita dei residenti.