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Panel Cerámico de 1696

It is a typical Sevillian tile work, which uses yellow, green, blue and white in its range of colors.

Author

Unknown

Chronology

1696

Materials

Ceramics

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At the base of the tile appears the inscription: NVA SRA DEL ROCIO ANO DE 1696/ CONCEBIDA SIN MANCHA DE PECADO OR, which is transcribed as: "Nuestra Señora del Rocío año de 1696/ Concebida sin mancha de pecado original".

This ceramic panel is made up of 54 pieces of 15 centimeters on each side.

This specimen was placed in the upper part of the entrance to the primitive hermitage of El Rocío, in what was known as the “El Rocío” chapel. Puerta del SolIt was preserved thanks to the fact that this door remained standing in the second of the “rocieras” hermitages, being the one that gave access to it from the “….miracle room“.

It is a typically Sevillian tile work, which uses yellow, green, blue and white in its range of colors, and reminds us, at first glance, of the tile panels of the courtyards of the present day Museum of Fine Arts of SevilleThis is closely related to the altar frontal of Saints Justa and Rufina that is preserved in one of the walls of the Cloister of the Bojes, made in the Triana neighborhood around 1600 by Hernando de Valladares.

In front of a yellow niche, the image of the Virgin Mary appears. Blessed Virgin of El Rocíodressed in a blue suit and decorated in white, based on plant motifs with large acanthus leaves, which makes us think that it wants to represent the rich brocade fabric costumes of the sacred image. The face is framed by a headdress of paposes, which with the passing of time will become the embroidered or metallic rostrum, as it is today; and the head decorated with a royal crown and radiance.

The figure of the Marian image is almost completely triangular, showing at its base a great width, resting on a pedestal, and carrying the Child in her hands, standing out among the maternal figure for her different color clothing, using yellow and green colors, but the same decorative motifs.

The niche is framed by a semicircular arch, not perfect, on pilasters, and all of it is bordered by a yellow, blue, white and green border with vegetal motifs. At the base of the tile appears the inscription: NVA SRA DEL ROCIO ANO DE 1696/ CONCEBIDA SIN MANCHA DE PECADO OR, which is transcribed as: “Nuestra Señora del Rocío año de 1696/ Concebida sin mancha de pecado original”.

Ceramics Panel 1696
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