Statue of the Virgin of Tindari of resin, 18 cm, handmade in Italy
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Time of realization about 20/30 days
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Full resin statue, printed and hand perfected by skilled artisans, who delete the imperfections. When the statue is perfectly smoothed it is carried to the coloring section, where it is hand painted with indelible varnishes, according to the classical iconography. The resini s a plastic material, which is solid thanks to hardener substances. It is resistant to the atmospheric agents. The difference with the fiberglass is that it does not contain the fiber.
The shrine of the black Virgin of Tindari, in Messina, hails from 800, when it was built after the distruction of the city by the Arabs.
There it was ket the beautiful wooden statue of the black Virgin with her Baby.
In 1544 the shrine was destroyed and it was rebuilt between 1552 and 1598.
In 1979 it was enlarged with the building of a bigger Church.
She is commemorated on the 7 and 8 of September.
The Virgin is illustrated with a white mantle, a red clothing and the Baby wears a white clothing too. They both have a crown on their heads and the black skin.
The original statue is in shrine and it has been recently restored .
Statue of the Virgin of Tindari of...