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The miracle of the granting of the “Holy Image” was depicted on a marble high relief on the 18th century altar. It included the ancient canvas itself in a frame. The canvas was not usually on display but closed behind silver doors. The figures of St Mary Magdalene and St Catherine of Alexandria stood on either side of the painting, with the Virgin holding it up at the top. Only a few fragments of this great high relief, by Bottigliero or Pagano, have been identified, including the biggest piece from the body of the Virgin. The lower part of the fragment is not broken but finished off well as it would have stood partially on the marble frame. The figures on the high relief were surrounded by clouds, angels and cherubs. It is not known who drew up the original design for the work but it is likely that the artists used one of the many popular images of the Virgin existing in the early 17th century as their model.
POR CALABRIA FESR 2007/2013 L.I. 184.108.40.206
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.