Domus et Carcer Sanctae Restitutae; Storia di un Santuario Rupestre a Cagliari
Caligari: Paolo Pisano, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. 174p, many photos and line ills., several in color. Fine / very good. Item #30192
Monograph on the pre-Christian grotto-crypt of the church of Santa Restituta in Caligari, Sardinia, and its excavation. Chapters on its history, some reproductions and transcriptions of documents relating to the later church, inscriptions found in the crypt, various artifacts found (ceramics, statuary), and the connections between Italian and Spanish medieval and Renaissance ceramics. The site, named after a 5th-century martyr, "was a quarry for limestone blocks, a Phoenician religious site, an amphora deposit, a place of Christian worship, and a shelter in the second world war" (www.sardegnaturismo.it). Heavy; shipping/handling may be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.