Custodia degli olii Santi nella Basilica di S. Giovanni in Laterano

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Title

Custodia degli olii Santi nella Basilica di S. Giovanni in Laterano

Subject

Custody of holy oils in the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano

Description

This work of sculpture certainly belongs to the good of the century 'art, wanting to argue it from its simple style and correct. We saw the Rasponi and Crescimbeni cited by Valentini (Illus. the four Bas.) But we could not find the author's name. A more accurate and patient investigator will perhaps one day be more fortunate in his research: we are now able to have enough of is uniform, as can be seen in two parts, an upper and a lower. The first was at the bottom on a plane to equal sides and frame around a metal door on which is written: (LATIN). From the two sides are first put in perspective two arcs, of which are seen going out six and Seraphim prostrate reverently before the sacred deposit. On the whole monument is a pedestal, and over them the whole figure of Christ standing humbly and posed as his head crowned with thorns.
The bottom has only two figures, representing S. John the Evangelist, and the Holy Pontiff Leo I. The one standing with a book in his right hand and a glass in the left and the other to the ground on his knees before him, and with his hands clasped in prayer. The little snake that you see out of the cup that S. John presents to S. Leo, perhaps reminiscent of the miracle worked by the saint, when the poison chalice of sojourn served up in the making and he above the sacred sign of redemption discover the deception.
This second bas-relief, both for the expression of the figures, as for how to fold and for the kindness of the ornaments, which contains, it is certainly bill once more close to us, that is when the art of the chisel alluded to that perfection which would soon arrive.

Creator

Drawn by Francesco M. Tosi

Publisher

Presso l'Editore Proprietario

Date

15th and 16th Century Sculpture

Contributor

Unknown Donor

Rights

Geneseo Foundation

Relation

Volumes 1, 2, 4, and 5

Format

20 x 16

Language

Italian

Type

Print

Identifier

Italian Monuments in Rome created during the 15th and 16th Century

Coverage

Prints were made circa 1835 to 1860

Files

LXV.jpg

Citation

Drawn by Francesco M. Tosi , “Custodia degli olii Santi nella Basilica di S. Giovanni in Laterano,” LLB Galleries, accessed September 23, 2018, http://artgalleries.milne-library.org/items/show/278.