The Treasure of San Gennaro is enriched with a new artwork. The Deputation of the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro has invited Jan Fabre to create a permanent work for the Chapel of San Gennaro.
The artwork ‘Di Eusebia / Towards Eusebia,’ donated by Vincenzo Liverino and Gianfranco D’Amato, is a panel entirely made of red Mediterranean coral mosaic. It is displayed, with the curation of Melania Rossi, in the Antisacristy where the keys that open the safe containing the vial with the blood of San Gennaro, an object of worship and popular devotion, are kept.
The artist has chosen to evoke the beginning of the history of this cult by remembering Eusebia, the devout woman who first collected his blood after his martyrdom in 305 AD.
Come and admire this new work of art, let yourself be captivated by the red of the coral. We look forward to welcoming you ❤️
Credit foto Luciano Pedicini
The word ‘Treasure’, in sacred art, indicates the Chapel of the Relics, but in Naples the Treasure of San Gennaro also houses a priceless heritage of devotional objects made of gold, silver, bronze and precious stones. Over the centuries these riches have been donated to San Gennaro by Neapolitan and foreign kings, by Popes and by the people.
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In telling the story of the Chapel of San Gennaro it may seem strange to combine the words miracle, faith and secularism, but this is Naples: a city that has transformed San Gennaro into a collective rite that embraces all aspects of life and history.
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You can download the San Genarro app via your usual app store, and visit the Treasury directly with your smartphone to learn about the history, secrets, events and useful information.
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