Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saint Julia

Sancta Julia, bas-relief, piazza Cavour, LivornoOn the same building in “Piazza Cavour” where we have an image of Hercules Labro, we can see another bas-relief representing Saint Julia, the patron saint of Livorno. There are several different versions of the martirdom of the Saint in Corsica, but it seems that some monks from the Gorgona island carried her body to a sepulchre on their land. In 762, Desiderius, king of the Lombards, removed her relics to the Benedictine abbey of Brescia.

See also: Another Walk
External links: Julia of Corsica - The Crucifixion of St Julia by Hieronymus Bosch (Wikipedia)

15 comments:

Jack said...

I learned something new from you today. I have never heard of Saint Julia before.

ρομπερτ said...

... to be called Romeo. Thank you for introducing me to something that I did not know before.

Please have a good Sunday.

daily athens

propostestefano said...

Vi propongo un'altra immagine di Santa Giulia, decisamente più nobile
http://propostestefano.blogspot.com/2011/05/santa-giulia-vista-dallimmenso-bosch.html

VP said...

My friend Stefano has offered us a quite nobler version of an image of the Saint, by Hieronymus Bosch.

Luis Gomez said...

Like some of the above I learned a lot today. Didn't know about Saint Julia either. Thanks VP.

Kaori said...

Her story is really interesting! Like the others, I'd never heard of Saint Julia either. Wonderful post, VP :D

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful representation of Saint Julia!Thanks for all information and the link!
Léia

cieldequimper said...

I was going to say something about Corsica but I think I'll keep it to myself. The bas-relief is quite striking, expressing sorrow somehow.

Elettra said...

Scultura significativa!!!!!

JM said...

Nice carving and the triptych is fantastic. I have to google it to see the small details, that's what I most enjoy on Bosch's works. He was crazy! :-)

Doug Hickok said...

You have such depth of history in your surroundings VP. Just amazing. So many cultures overlapping through the many ages. Also, I posted some tall ship images today, finally :^)

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Estupendas siempre las cosas que nos dejas. Un placer volver por tu espacio.

Saludos

Arianna said...

Bello scatto! Ciao, Arianna

Theanne and Baron said...

How wonderful to have a patron saint of your city! Do most of your cities, towns, villages have patron saints?

VP said...

@ Theanne - Yes, even little villages, but most people do not care about it...