Funerary sculptures were declared a nation’s heritage in Peru

Lima, February 22 (Prensa Latina) The Peruvian Ministry of Culture today announced the declaration of 320 funerary sculptures from Prespetero Matias Maestro in the capital as a cultural heritage of the nation.

In a statement, the Foundation highlighted the aesthetic value of the place for the materials used in its construction, especially Carrara marble from Italy and the originality of its preservation.

The text also indicates the historical, artistic and social meaning of the pieces, and the testimony of the appearances associated with the peculiarity, customs and tastes of Lima society in the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century, associated with the first state cemetery.

According to the statement, the statues, shrines and monuments found in the chief priest show an event that arose with the financial boom during the era of the Peruvian guano and rock salt in the nineteenth century.

Cultural assets exhibit aesthetic, technical and ornate values ​​of styles such as Neoclassical, Romantic, Realist, Neo-Artist and Art Nouveau movements, which were developed in previous centuries and belong to the predominantly Catholic faith.

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