Giacomo’s Stucco


The Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in Palermo houses sculptor Giacomo Serpotta’s (1656-1732) stucco statues, each depicting one of ten of the 16 Franciscan Virtues–Humility, Compassion, Prayer, Faithfulness, Peacemaking, Modesty, Theology, Charity, Truth, Hospitality. Using a technique called allustsratura, Serpotta sculpted the statues in 1723. Can you guess which Virtue this statue represents?

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  1. She looks very modest to me. Modesty?

    1. Yes, Dana, I thought Modesty as well. I am not positive as to the correct answer, but that is my guess too!

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