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Sagliano Micca (Biella)- Oratory of the Most Holy Trinity

Foto Oratory of the Most Holy Trinity -  of historical value  of artistic value
Foto Oratory of the Most Holy Trinity -  of historical value  of artistic value
Foto Oratory of the Most Holy Trinity -  of historical value  of artistic value
Foto Oratory of the Most Holy Trinity -  of historical value  of artistic value
Foto Oratory of the Most Holy Trinity -  of historical value  of artistic value
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Places  of historical value  of artistic value in the Biella area: Oratory of the Most Holy TrinityUnfortunately, it is not easy to find material about this small church on the western edge of the urban agglomeration of Sagliano Micca, most famous for having given birth to Pietro Micca.

The only information available on the net is the one on the page about Sagliano of the web site Biellaclub:

"It is located near the "Trinity Bridge" at the confluence of the Moresca creek in the Cervo river. The small building, with an octagonal plant, was erected at the beginning of the 18th century, incorporating a sixteenth century chapel, and in the interior you can admire an inlaid altar wood panel, with three panels representing: ascension, Christ dead and Pentecost, by Carlo Gaspare Serpentiero (1716)."

In fact this is a fairly particular building. The wide porch that surrounds it on three sides makes it look more impressive than it really is and the position at the confluence of two bridges and two streams gives it an extra charm.

The inside is actually very small, but it is too out of the ordinary. In fact, the apse that contains the altar is separated from the back wall, so that you can pass behind it from one side to the other, under a small stage. It is possible that this structure actually represents the apse of the original small chapel.

The interiors are richly decorated. The ceiling is frescoed to simulate the presence of stucco and tridimensional elements that are actually absent.
Above the apse there are several statues, probably stucco statues, unfortunately partly damaged.
The most interesting items, however, are those inside the apse, entirely frescoed.
The frescoes in the center are clearly older. Their style is reminiscent of the Virgin's fresco in the Church of Santa Maria of Pediclosso, which would induce to belive them to be of the end of the fifteenth or early part of the sixteenth century.
The frescoes on both sides and in the upper part, however, are clearly from a later period.
Although in their obvious simplicity, they are paintings with grace and strong emotional impact. In particular, the musician angels strike for their naturalness and spontaneity.
The Trinity is represented at the top of the center, in the form of a Father God who sustains a Christ on the Cross above which there is a flying dove to symbolize the Holy Spirit.

Externally, above the entrance door, there is also a fresco, a coronation of the Virgin (Fig. 5).

Unfortunately, at the time of the visit the wood panel under the altar was covered, as can be seen in the photos.

Categories: Places of historical value of artistic value


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Sagliano Micca (Biella, Italy): Interior of the Oratory of the Most Holy Trinity
Sagliano Micca (Biella, Italy): Apse of the Oratory of the Most Holy Trinity