Nobilis instrumenta: suppellettili liturgiche, ex voto e parati sacri nelle chiese di Petralia Sottana

Maurizio Vitella, Rosalia Francesca Margiotta, Salvatore Anselmo

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Abstract

Themes of this volume are the noble Sicilian production of precious gold, enamel, coral and precious stones jewelry, the superb creativity in modeling liturgical furnishings in silver and the excellent manufacturing tradition of sacred vestments. The reader is unveiled an exceptional collection of decorative art works of which an analytical cataloging is provided. Each artifact, richly described, is contextualized in the pertinent historical and cultural climate of which it is an expression. The extensive exhibition includes works created from the tenth to the nineteenth century and preserved in the churches of Petralia Sottana, the center of the high Madonie. The strong devotional sentiment and the sensitivity in giving splendor to the Eucharistic Mystery are among the reasons that prompted the generous commission of brotherhoods, companies, pious faithful, nobles, such as the Pucci and Lanza, abbesses or prelates, such as Don Pietro Macaluso and Don Nicola Maria Polizzotti. Thanks to their munificence, often eternalized by inscriptions or deduced from documentary research, the Madonite community possesses important treasures produced by the most sought-after workers, not only regional but also international. Therefore, the knowledge of a heritage of great interest is offered, a permanent enhancement of which is desirable through an adequate museum
Original languageItalian
PublisherEdizioni Arianna s.r.l.
Number of pages351
ISBN (Print)978-88-99981-75-4
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameARTE ARCHITETTURA CITTÀ TERRITORIO

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