The votive "quarters" of Maria SS. del Ponte. For an artistic, cultural and religious itinerary in Caltagirone

Author/s Francesco Failla
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2020/1 Language Italian
Pages 8 P. 154-161 File size 209 KB
DOI 10.3280/ASSO2020-001017
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In 1572 the Virgin miraculously appeared in a spring water in Caltagirone. The sanctuary construction, the role played by Jesuits and the popular devotion preserved the cult intact, and the water jug used to draw water - quartare in the local dialect - became a symbol of devotion for the Virgin. The aim of this contribution is to show how this devotional object made of terracotta and polychrome majolica represent a touristic-cultural itinerary, to discover beauty, memories and devotion of the local community and its skillful ceramists.

Keywords: Ceramic, Mariology, Jesuits, Cultural Heritage, Cultural itinerary

Francesco Failla, Le "quartare" votive di Maria SS. del Ponte. Per un itinerario artistico, culturale e religioso a Caltagirone in "ARCHIVIO STORICO PER LA SICILIA ORIENTALE" 1/2020, pp 154-161, DOI: 10.3280/ASSO2020-001017