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Nunzio Morello (Palermo 1806 - Palermo 1874)

The Good Samaritan


1840
Gilded terracotta
34 x 33 x 27 cm (13 ³/₈ x 13 x 10 ⁵/₈ inches)
Signed: N. Morello Fece/ Roma 1840

The terracotta group shows the Good Samaritan coming to the aid of a man who had been attacked by robbers while going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, an episode recounted by Jesus in a parable in the Gospel of Saint Luke (Lk 10:25-36).

Provenance: Marchese Nicola Santangelo, Naples
 

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