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Worship Christ and do not leave here unless you have done it before

By Comune di Ripacandida

Church of Santa Maria Del Sepolcro (1540-1602) by Vescovo G. V. Acquaviva d'AragonaComune di Ripacandida

“VERUM HIC INTRO NUMEN ADEST X. FIDELIS ADORA
INDE NE EXEAS QUIN PRIUS SOLVAS”. 

The façade is in the Gothic style, with a majestic portal in local stone from the 1600s, adorned with sculpted reliefs, including the Madonna at the Sepulcher, and three clocks, two of which mechanical and one solar, each inserted in a circular frame .

Church of Santa Maria Del Sepolcro (1540-1602) by Vescovo G. V. Acquaviva d'AragonaComune di Ripacandida

The facade is separated from the cusp by a cornice. Above the portal, there is a large window bearing this inscription which invites the faithful to enter and adore the true God who is in the church: “VERUM HIC INTRO NUMEN ADEST X. FIDELIS ADORA INDE NE EXEAS QUIN PRIUS SOLVAS”. (In here there is the true God. O follower of Christ, worship him and do not get out of here if you did not do it before).

Church of Santa Maria Del Sepolcro by Ioseph JannelliComune di Ripacandida

In the center of the painting, San Francesco Saverio with a full figure, wearing a Jesuit dress and a short pilgrim's cape. The eyes raised to the sky, the stick in the left, he tears his robe at the breast with both hands

while two angels lift him towards the sky and a cherub offers him a branch of lily. In the background, a view of the city characterized by a three-arched bridge that crosses a river. Work by Joseph Jannelli made in the first half of the 1700s.

Church of Santa Maria Del Sepolcro by Unknown authorComune di Ripacandida

The Nativity. Unknown author. XVII Sec.

Church of Santa Maria Del Sepolcro (1589) by Cristiano Danona da AnversaComune di Ripacandida

Christ of Pietà and Angels with symbols of the Passion.

Work by Cristiano Danona from Antwerp. Year 1589

Church of Santa Maria Del Sepolcro (1682) by G. ReccoComune di Ripacandida

Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew

Work
by Garetano Recco (NA 1560 - NA 1634) of 1682.

"See the Saint's alabaster torso, the statuesque pose, the studied
gesture; martyrdom changes in ecstasy and there is no blood but only congealed
gelatin. Thus, the skeptical and hesitant office performer is a bristly and
blunt but good-natured country doctor.

Equally indifferent or distracted is the soldier of fortune wrapped up in the foreground: an appearance, indeed a voyeur. And everything tends to shine, from the small basin and the soldier's plates to the string snake tied to the tree, slimy and vitreous like the coral ".

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