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Church of Santa Maria di Castello – The Moorish Christ

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Inside the church of Santa Maria di Castello, leaning against a pillar near the new altar, there is a 14th-century wooden crucifix by an unknown artist, known as the 'Dark Christ', much venerated by the faithful. Over the centuries, the crucifix has undergone several changes, with the addition of a thick beard and long hair, which were originally absent; a restoration carried out in the 1970s restored it to its original state. However, as the faithful had become accustomed to the image of Christ with beard and hair, a copy was made and displayed in a chapel of the church.

Church of Santa Maria di Castello – The Moorish Christ

Salita di Santa Maria di Castello, 15, 16123 Genova GE, Italy

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