Scolture dell' Antico Altares del Presepe nella Basilica Liberiana

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Title

Scolture dell' Antico Altares del Presepe nella Basilica Liberiana

Subject

Sculpture of the ancient altar of the nativity in the Basilica Liberiane

Description

More polite yet, much more beautifully decorated, though perhaps by only one hand, is this bas-relief placed in comparison with the others that we examined in the previous table. It is an exquisite and careful work so that it is the a delight to see it (dovesi?) and certainly regarded as a good century of art, mostly for the figure of the Virgin, which has over the tunic a cloak, that goes around with beautiful division of folds, and growing grace, majesty, and devotion to the whole figure that has its hands clasped over its chest and the face full of devout meditation.
Two recesses can be seen on either side of the Virgin close to a nice frame, and in which there are two arches topped by beautiful ornaments and kept in the hall by two angels, which are positioned towards the Virgin and they hold their hands clasped to their chests in adoration.
The upper part of the bas-relief ends as an arched tympanum shot with rosettes and broad beans at the ends, and rests with these above the capitals of two graceful pillars flanking the entire work. In this compartment of the eardrum, under which there is no frame at all, are carved of beautiful ornaments, which encloses between them a figure of Christ who raised his right hand to bless the upper and his left hand resting on an open book, almost to show people the evangelical precepts which left them in his glorious missionary on Earth.

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

LVI.jpg

Citation

Drawn by Francesco M. Tosi, “Scolture dell' Antico Altares del Presepe nella Basilica Liberiana,” LLB Galleries, accessed September 22, 2021, https://artgalleries.milne-library.org/items/show/287.