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CHURCH OF SAN BARTOLOME
(SÓLLER)

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CHAPEL OF THE VIRGIN OF CARMEL

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The image that presides over the altarpiece, the Virgin of Carmel, is a polychrome wood carving by the sculptor Miguel Arcas Pons.

It presides over a baroque-style altarpiece that was restored by Arcas himself, in 1926.

To the right of the head of the altarpiece is a Solomonic column with garlands that rise in a spiral culminated by a capital of the composite order. To the right of this column and on a corbel is the carving of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus. On the left and with identical decoration on the other side we can see, also on a corbel, the carving of Saint Therese of Jesus, who wears the hat that identifies her as a doctor of the church and above it is placed the image of the Holy Spirit, represented by a dove. Both images are by the sculptor Miguel Arcas.

The altarpiece culminates with a painting of the Sacred Family and, in the upper part, the Carmelite coat of arms.

Under the altar, and protected by glass, we find a carving of the Dormition of the Virgin, in Mallorca it is known as the Dead Virgin. It is a polychrome image of the Assunta, from the 18th century, by an unknown author despite being a magnificent work. Every August 15, it is installed at the entrance of the church on a baroque bed.

On the right wall of the chapel we can see the image of Santa Catalina Thomás, on a multi-radiated gold background. It is from 1927. On the left wall we can see the image of Saint Anthony of Padua, from 1935.