Stefano da Putignano
The sculptural group of a family of donors praying was originally located in the Dominican church of Santa Maria La Nova alle Fontanelle in Monopoli. It was likely beneath the relief of the Enthroned Madonna and Child, now in San Domenico in Monopoli. The church was demolished later in the sixteenth century, and the sculptural group was moved to the exterior of the Crypt of Santa Maria del Soccorso in Monopoli. After the sculpture was moved, it was misidentified as the Christ Child flanked by St. Dominic and St. Catherine. Because of the location outdoors, the original polychromy has been lost and the surface much abraded. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.