The unpublished archival sources investigated of the Monastery of Santa Maria Maddalena di Corleone have made it possible to learn about the commissions of the noble and wealthy abbesses for the ancient Benedictine complex, who aimed to renew, enrich and decorate the sacred spaces by turning to famous artists. From Tommaso de Vigilia to Antonello Gagini, to Antonio Vasquez and again to famous marble workers, plasterers, carvers and silversmiths, reserving the realization of the embroidery works to the skilled sisters of the same monastic foundation. Of the precious patrimony mentioned in the archival papers we can find some important works, such as the precious embroidered frontals enriched at times with beads and at times with coral grains.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Sacra et pretiosa. Oreficeria dai monasteri di Palermo|
|Numero di pagine||13|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2019|