S. Domenico Church – Castiglione del Lago

Restoration of wooden sculptures

The four wood carvings from the church of St. Dominic in Castiglione del Lago are an interesting record of ancient furnishings and votive depictions preserved in a 17th-century monument. The sculptures are characterized by an almost similar height dimension so much so that, two of them: the St. Michael the Archangel and St. Dominic of Guzman, are placed in two symmetrical niches present in the wooden altar dossal.The others: the Christ at the Column and the St. Michael the Archangel (by Scaglia) are located in the sacristy.

The names of the artists who made such sculptures are not known. The style characterizing them is quite different, such that they are considered to be from different eras encompassed between the sec. 15th century (Christ at the Column, close to the manner of Agostino di Duccio) and the 17th century ( St. Dominic). The artistic technique is quite similar; these are works made by carving wood that was then plastered and then shaved and painted with tempera paint.

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