Crucifixes in Sicily

Crucifix in Oratorio del SS. Rosario di San Domenico, Palermo

Crucifix in Oratorio del SS. Rosario di San Domenico, Palermo. Behind the glass are human bones. The Oratorio is more known for the marvellous stucco decorations by Giacomo Serpotta.

These crucifixes are called Crocifissi reliquiari.

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Sicily

Crucifix in Basilica dell'Immacolata (Chiesa di San Francesco), Agrigento.

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Crucifix in the church of the Purgatorio (San Lorenzo), Agrigento

Crucifix in the church of the Purgatorio (San Lorenzo), Agrigento. Yes, behind the glass you see human bones.

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Santa Maria delle Palate

Next to the custodian's house at Halaesa lies a late medieval church, Santa Maria delle Palate, with some original painted statues in wood and a Madonna and Christ holding a globe in their hands made by the Gagini school. During the Norman period the church housed a Benedictine monastery and cloister that belonged to the resident abbot of the Church of Saint Bartholomew in Lipari. The church was first mentioned in legal documents in 1123, and was restored by Pasqualino Scaluni in 1551.

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Christ on the cross in Santa Maria delle Palate at Halaesa Arconidea, Sicily

Detail of the crucified Christ in the medieval church Santa Maria delle Palate at Halaesa Arconidea.

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Source: Information brochure available at the reception, and the guide.

 

 

A spectacular crucifix from 1555 is hanging from the roof in the church Chiesa Madre (Basilica San Pietro), Collesano.

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