San Gennaro the Bishop on the left unknown Southern sculptor
late 17th century Leccese stone
Prelate on the right unknown Southern sculptor
late 17th century
stone of Lecce
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The sculptures, made of leccese sandstone, are dated to the last decades of the 17th century. Posing and attitude reflect the most common devotional models of the Counter Reformation together with the elegance and sophistication of some details, like the chiseling of the lace tunic and the decoration with plant raceme of cope and the stole. Their origin and original location are unknown.