Saints and martyrs
unknown southern artist
the second half of the 17th century
carved and polychromed wood
from the Cathedral
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The four doors were made for the will of Mons. Quaranta (1649-1678) as closures of a closet-case for the relics of the Saints preserved in the Cathedral.
On the fake marble back the elegantly molded aedicules protrude, they contain the images of Saints and martyrs with their attributes. You recognize from top on the left: Saint Stephan, Saint Lawrence, Saint Blaise, Pope Gregory the great; below, Saint Peter, Saint Trofimena (?), Saint Lucy (?) and Saint Andrew.
The pose is reminiscent of the Saints most common devotional Counter Reformation models still in vogue during the early decades of the 17th century.