Jesus on the Cross

On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.

John 14:20 (NIV)

The long tradition of coral carving on the Amalfi Coast is put in the spotlight at the Coral Museum in Ravello. Tucked away in an unassuming shop fronted by flower pots, the museum is housed in the Camo workshop, one of the area’s most prestigious names for coral and cameo jewelry. The Ravello area has been a center of marine jewelry craftsmen for centuries, where coral has been plucked from the waters of the Gulf of Salerno and Napoli and carefully carved into jewelry and fashioned into figurines. The museum documents the various manufacturing techniques, showing the ancient tools used in turning the raw materials into pieces of art. Hundreds of pieces are on display, including a stunning coral crucifix and a magnificent Madonna, along with beads, cameos and jewelry, a section of Ebraica, and even a nativity scene – everything handmade from coral, pearls or shells, ranging from Roman times to the 20th century.

Unfortunately we ran out of time and didn’t get the opportunity to see the museum. Maybe next time ;-)

2 Comments CherryPie on Jan 24th 2018

2 Responses to “Christ on the Cross”

  1. shabana says:

    Loved this heart warming quote !

    Coral museum sounds like wonderful place with such glorious collection of ancient stuff!

    you always reveal world unknown to me which is so fascinating
    take care my friend!