Two-sided Giant Playing Card from “Il Mercante in Fiera Calabrese di Luca Viapiana” ©2020, accompanied by a Origin Certification. Available in three sizes: Jumbo, Medium, Icona. Back Color at your choosing: Orange, Blue.
A character freely inspired by Francesco da Paola (1416-1507), thaumaturge saint, patron of Calabria and sea people. Called by the same name as Saint Francis from Assisi, to whom his parents had asked for the favor of having a son, when 13 years old he chose the hermit life in his beloved Cosentine moorlands, sleeping humbly on the ground with that penitential spirituality that would later lead him to give life to the Ordine dei Minimi (priestly order). As poor as to be free, he was able to free even others, defending the needs of unfortunate people from Crown and clergy. The illustration refers to the alleged miracle of the crossing of the Strait of Messina: on the way to Sicily, because of the refusal of a boatman to ferry him for free, the illuminated man sails prodigiously on the waters on board of his cloak. It’s the year 1464.
Jumbo size: € 380 VAT included
Medium size: € 180 VAT included
Icona size: € 90 VAT included