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Holy Picture - Ricordo Madonna Di Caravaggio, Silver, circa 1930s Object Reg. No: SH 940578

Summary:
Holy picture of Madonna Di Caravaggio, which hung in the home of Clementina Comparin, in Grattan Street, Carlton. Clementina Comparin [nee Crosara] was born circa 1909 in Thiene, Vicenza. She married Giovanni Comparin circa 1929 in Italy. Soon afterwards they departed for Australia, where Giovanni had been living since 1919. Upon their arrival in Melbourne, they lived first in North Melbourne and later moved to a house in Young Street, Fitzroy before moving to Grattan Street. They had two daughters. Their Grattan Street house was refurbished in 1933 and the façade includes features typical of the architectural changes made by Italian immigrants to homes in Carlton. Clementina died in 1986.
Description:
Circular Silver medallion in a square silver plated frame. The medallion depicts a women with a halo, standing with her hands in benediction, over a women who is kneeling. There are trees in the back ground, and text around the outside of the medal.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Mirella Comparin, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10 mm (Height), 87 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, domestic equipment, religions, religious artifacts
Themes this item is part of: Giovanni & Clementina Comparin, Italian Migrants, 1919-1929, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: devotional objects
Inscriptions: Text: RICORDO MADONNA DI CARAVAGGIO.
User: Mrs Clementina Comparin (nee Crosara), Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s

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