Domestic Devotion

Terracotta saints from the 1800-1900s in the Vestita Collection

Church of Sant’Oronzo, Turi (BA)
28 April - 28 June 2015

Domestic Devotion

Produced between the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, these works embrace a significant part of the many saints venerated in Puglia, including patron, co-patron and protector saints.

This extraordinary exhibition tells of the intimate relationship between man and the sacred: a sort of domestic heaven that men and women relied upon to protect themselves from physical and spiritual illness and natural disasters, and to favor the success of future crops.

 

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