Pietro Barilotto (?), Eternal Father giving his blessing

Pietro Barilotto (?),
Eternal Father giving his blessing

Pietro Barilotto (?), Eternal Father giving his blessing
Early XVI century, Istrian stone, diameter 100 cm; Inv. n. 69

The stone tondo, sculpted in relief, has the Eternal Father giving his blessing in the centre, half-length, with a garland of laurel leaves and fruit. The Eternal Father is bearded, has a triangular nimbus, and is holding a sphere of the earth in his left hand while giving his blessing with the right.

This work, attributed to Pietro Barilotto by Antonio Corbara, most likely comes from the Church of St. Bernard, which was destroyed during World War II.

It was acquired in 1922 from Gaetano Ballardini, to whom it was given by a bricklayer.

From the Church of St. Bernard, which had been the property of the Humiliati religious order, suppressed by Pius V in 1570, there is also documentation of a stone frieze that decorated the exterior door, a work by Barilotto of which two fragments are still in the collection of the Pinacoteca.

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Pietro Barilotto (?), Eternal Father giving his blessing ultima modifica: 2018-02-13T15:41:49+00:00 da Pinacoteca