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Santa María Madre del Amor Hermoso. Vista lateral
Santa María Madre del Amor Hermoso. Detalle cara de la virgen.Santa María Madre del Amor Hermoso. Vista frontal.

A white marble sculpture showing the Holy Virgin, created with classic features and seated frontally. Her left arm is encircling the Child, who is stood upright, raised on a pedestal formed by nine books with the names of the first Faculties of the University of Navarre indicated, one on each spine. The ensemble is resting on a base formed by a book on Civil Law, being the first studies to be imparted at the University. The Child is blessing with his right hand whilst holding a rose to his Mother in his left hand. The Italian sculptor Pasquale Sciancalepore has achieved a work of art using a completelyrealistic language, with elegant proportions and a harmonious and well-balanced composition. From the nineteen fifties onwards, his works took on greater expressivity.

José Javier Azanza

San Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer de Francisco LópezCruz de Alfredo Díaz de Cerio
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Iturrama and the University of Navarre

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St Mary Mother of Beautiful Love

Pasquale Sciancalepore, 1965

White marble

Sculpture: 182 x 90 x 100 cm. Base: 111 cm.

Religious.

Installation (Unveiling): 8th December 1966. Hermitage of the University of Navarre Campus. Avenida de Pío XII avenue.