Interior of the Oratorio del Santissimo Rosario in Santa Cita: Entrance wall (continued)--page 2 (of 5 pages)

Giacomo Serpotta
begun 1685, with the nave walls and back wall substantially completed by 1688; the stucco decoration of the chancel was begun in 1717

Left side of entrance wall with two of the five "Glorious Mysteries," the Resurrection and the Ascension

The putti above the Ascension are depicted among olive branches.

Right side of entrance wall with two of the five "Glorious Mysteries," Pentecost and the Assumption of Mary



Portals on each side of the entrance wall, each with muscular herms


Continue to page 3--nave wall.

Works Consulted or Quoted:
Garstang, Donald. Giacomo Serpotta and the Stuccatori of Palermo 1560-1790. London: A. Zwemmer, 1984.
Grady, Ellen. Sicily [Blue Guide]. New York: Norton, 2006.
Wittkower, Rudolf. Art and Architecture in Italy 1600-1750. Baltimore: Penguin, 1958.

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