Statue of the Virgin of Loreto, of fiberglass, 140 cm, handmade in Italy.
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Time of realization about 20/30 days
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Fiberglass statue, internally empty and very light. It is suitable to be carried during the processions. The manufacturing is entirely manual. When the two parts are linked, there is the finishing of the statue and it is perfectly smoothed, then the statue goes through the coloring section. The skilled decorators hand paint using particolar varnishes, conforming to the traditional iconography. The fiberglass is a plastic material, very resistant and humidity absorber which is used in many sectors: industry, furnitures, building of boats, airplanes, vehicles, garden swimmingpool etc.
The legend of the Virgin of Loreto hails from 1291 in Nazareth, where there was the Holy House. The Muslims expelled the Christians from Jerusalem and a group of Angels brought the house to Loreto.
For this reason the Virgin of Loreto is venerated as the patron of the flyers.
It is a legend, but some bricks of the building were brought to Loreto from Nazareth.
A peculiarity of the Virgin of Loreto is her and her son black skin, with the crowns and a clothing that envelops them.
The Loreto’s Shrine was built in 1469 and definitively completed in 1587. It is one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Italy.
Statue of the Virgin of Loreto, of...