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Releases of El Paso Blanco 2019 (10/04/2019)

Egyptian mantles of Solomon's group

Following the text of the Old Testament that says: "Solomon, having secured his throne, he became related to the Pharaoh King of Egypt, marrying his daughter;

the one that led to the city of David, while he had just built his house and the temple of Yahweh, and the walls around Jerusalem "(I Kings 3,1), the figures of Pharaoh Siamón and the of his daughter who married Solomon around the middle of the tenth century BC, a custom made at the time to consolidate the alliance between the kingdoms of Israel and Egypt.

The two Egyptian mantles belong to the Pharaoh Siamón and the princess Naamah, and are elaborated with great realism, exquisite exquisite and precious in the details.

Both are made of papyrus white velvet measuring 1.60 m in length and a maximum width of 1.05 m, with a 12 cm wide border embroidered in gold and silks with motifs inspired by the Egyptian iconographic repertoire.

At the center of both mantles is a large stolon.

Hours of embroidery: 5,781

• Mantle of Siamón

The stolon is embroidered in silks of different colors where there is a

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cross of life with the figure of a beetle as a symbol of the resurrection and a circular medallion of 40 cm in diameter with the representation of the pharaoh Siamón on biga of combat to the race in full heat of the battle.

At the back of the scene, two other tanks in brown shades have been embroidered.

The pharaoh's clothing is completed by a collar embroidered with five concentric bands, the outside with a serrated profile.

• Mantle of Naamah

The elaborate stolon is embroidered with Egyptian motifs highlighting the cross of life arranged on a circular medallion of 40 cm in diameter with the representation of the princess Naamah on ceremonial biga parading in front of the temple of Ptah, before leaving for Jerusalem.

Noteworthy are the embroidered details of the figure of Naamah wearing a high crown, as well as the ornaments of the horses (jaeces, feather dusters, cloaks) and the figures of the subjects of the procession, located in front of one of the pylons of the temple.

The dress of the princess is completed by a collar embroidered with five concentric bands, the outside with a wavy profile.

• Siamón cart

The battle tank that is presented is made from a refined goldsmith and inspired by the cars of ancient Egypt.

The front of the car is decorated with a bas-relief with semicircular shape in allusion to the birth of the sun that originates life and from which lotus flowers that symbolize the fertility of the Nile.

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Fifth mantle of the new Roman cavalry

The singular and distinctive Roman cavalry of Paso Blanco inspired by the unique equites Augusti (personal cavalry of the emperors in campaign) is completed this year with the mantle of Ascanio, known as Julo, son of Aeneas and Creusa, members of the royal lineage of Troy

Hours of embroidery: 5,108

• Julo's Mantle

It is embroidered in gold and silks on purple satin, measuring 2.50 m in width and 0.65 m in height.

In the center an eagle with outstretched wings is represented, symbol of the Roman legions, after a laurel wreath on a golden sun in allusion to Lorca, Ciudad del Sol. The embroidered mascaras in purple grisaille are worthy of mention. on both sides, as well as the border set with a continuous helical ribbon embroidered in purple silks.

The figures of Julo and Creusa are arranged in the center of each side of the mantle:

• On the left, Julo is represented as the founder of the city of Alba Longa and the lineage of the gens Julia, to which Julio Cesar belonged and the Julio-Claudia dynasty that gave the first five emperors of Rome.

The character is seated on a throne decorated with winged sphinxes.

• On the right is Creusa, first wife of Eneas and mother of Julo, playing the harp and singing the Iliad of Homer, epic poem where the destruction of the city of Troy where these characters were born is narrated.

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Restoration of the Mysteries

Thirty years after its premiere, the tunics and hoods of the 15 Nazarenes around the Virgen de la Amargura have been restored in the workshop Virgen de la Amargura del Paso Blanco.

They were embroidered between 1987 and 1989 on velvet with colored silks and golden threads in canutillo under the artistic direction of Antonio Felices Iglesias and Santiago Cruz Pallarés.

The group that represents the mysteries of the Holy Rosary is divided into three groups differentiated by the color of the velvet and the variations of the Gothic aesthetic over time: purple color the painful mysteries inspired by the primitive Gothic;

in garnet the joyful mysteries in advanced Gothic and in green velvet the glorious mysteries in Elizabethan Gothic.

The marvelously embroidered scenes of the different mysteries of the Rosary are located inside the doors of the pointed arches arranged in the lower and central part of the 15 tunics.

These Nazarenes precede the magnificent throne of the Virgin of the Bitterness adorned with the wonderful mysteries of the Rosary carved in ivory that enrich the throne and make it unique.

Hours of work: 4.210

Butler's Tunic

The new butler's tunic embroidered in the embroidery workshop of the Paso Blanco is decorated with plant motifs inspired by Baroque aesthetics and incorporating purple carnations that give it great originality.

Hours of work: 1,154

Source: Paso Blanco

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