With contributions by Andrea Faoro, Lidia Moro, Adriano Lazzari.
Through the findings of a seventeenth-century convent for women, the volume intends to analyze and discuss the characteristics of the 'material culture' of a monastic community from the modern era of a small town in the Emilian plain. The starting point were the contexts of the monastery of Santa Chiara di Finale Emilia (MO), founded at the beginning of the XNUMXth century, and above all a group of objects (glass, ceramics, metals, wood, leather) discovered inside a well of water abandoned.
Particular attention was paid to ceramics which, due to their peculiar characteristics, allowed both to establish connections with the context of contemporary regional restitutions and to verify, in the long term, the close relationship with monastic dotal kits and with the currents of ideas spread after the Counter-Reformation. The latter themes developed within the volume in a large concluding chapter and in a study meeting whose proceedings will be published next year.