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The painting of St. Roch in the picture gallery of Bari (15th century): An ancient representation of dracunculiasis?

  • Raffaele Gaeta
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    Corresponding author. Department of Translational Research on New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery, Via Roma 57, 56126 Pisa, Italy. Fax: +39 050 992706.
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    Division of Paleopathology, Department of Translational Research on New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery, University of Pisa, Italy
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  • Fabrizio Bruschi
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    Department of Translational Research on New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery, University of Pisa, Italy
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  • Valentina Giuffra
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    Division of Paleopathology, Department of Translational Research on New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery, University of Pisa, Italy
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Published:February 10, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2017.02.002
      The picture gallery of Bari (Puglia, Italy) houses a panting (tempera on canvas) of Saint Roch depicted by an anonymous author between the end of the 15th and the beginning of 16th century (Fig. 1). It is considered ‘a rare example of Late Gothic painting in Puglia’
      • Calò M.S.
      La pittura del Cinquecento e del primo Seicento in Terra di Bari.
      but the academics have failed to identify the artist, certainly gifted of a hybrid culture between the Gothic and the Byzantine iconic style.
      • Gelao C.
      La Pinacoteca Provinciale di Bari. Storia delle collezioni.
      Figure 1
      Figure 1Saint Roch (Anonymous painter, Pinacoteca di Bari, Italy. Tempera on canvas; 15th–16th century ca).
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