Saint Basil the Great Bishop, Saint Philip, Saint Diomedes
third quarter of the 13th century
coming from Church of San Pietro alla Canonica, Amalfi
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The heads were mounted on a golden wooden busts of Baroque style, contained the relics of Saint Basil the Great Bishop, Saint Philip and Saint Diomedes. They consist of two parts: the face and the occiput joined by hinges.
The figures with extended and worried faces are stylistically attributable to a phase when on the recurring Byzantine tradition modules the new instances of Gothic art insert themselves, maybe transposed from a local goldsmith’s workshop in the last decades of the 13th century.