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2016-08-05 18:42:34
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Sculptures > Medallions with St Rose of Lima and St Thomas Aquinas

Medallions with St Rose of Lima and St Thomas Aquinas

These medallions which portray two important Dominican saints would have been positioned on pilasters between the chapels inside the church (built after 1694). The saints were given a position of superiority compared to the beatified of the same order. The figures are easily identifiable. They were originally attached to a background of French marble mosaic and despite not being of the highest quality, they are to be appreciated for their overall expressivity. The facial features of the angels holding the medallions appear rather clichéd and lacking in variation. However, Scaglia made a wealth of marble decoration for Soriano and that in itself was a novelty as the artist was mainly known for his wooden and stucco works in Umbria.

 

(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.