The Legend of the Holy Face

 
 
 
 

The manuscript tells the legend of the Holy Face, a wooden crucifix that according to the story was carved by Nicodemus with the help of an angel and placed on a ship without a helm led by the Heavens. The Crucifix landed with it on the shores of Luni and was given to the inhabitants of Lucca in exchange for an ampoule containing the blood of Christ, to be venerated with immense devotion by its inhabitants.

The codex was given to the Bishop of Lucca, His Excellency Benvenuto Italo Castellani, on September 9, 2016 on the occasion of the Luminara di Santa Croce, the evocative procession in honor of the Holy Face. The code is still exhibited at the Museo del Santo Volto di Lucca.

On 13 June 2017 he was very generously donated to the Uffizi Library in Florence, where it will be exhibited with the possibility of consultation.

The original manuscript is kept in the Vatican Apostolic Library (Pal.Lat 1988).

 
 
 
 

CARATTERISTICHE TECNICHE

96 pages in parchment, 28 miniatures and many acronyms richly decorated in antique gold;
format: 340 x 230 mm;
artisan binding in naturally tanned cowhide on wooden table and stamped on fire;
worked with extreme precision, so as to reproduce the same tactile experience of the original.
Commentary in Spanish accompanied by the story of the legend in Italian.
Patrimoni d'Arte holds an exclusive limited edition in Italy of 99 copies.


 

CARATTERISTICHE TECNICHE

96 pages in parchment, 28 miniatures and many acronyms richly decorated in antique gold;
format: 340 x 230 mm;
artisan binding in naturally tanned cowhide on wooden table and stamped on fire;
worked with extreme precision, so as to reproduce the same tactile experience of the original.
Commentary in Spanish accompanied by the story of the legend in Italian.
Patrimoni d'Arte holds an exclusive limited edition in Italy of 99 copies.


 


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