1717Marble for the Lambach Abbey

An entry by master mason Pietro Antonio Maggi from Silandro documents that a supply of marble for the Lambach abbey in Upper Austria was arranged for in that year (1717). Maximilian Pagli, abbot of the Benedictine abbey of Lambach, recorded the purchase in his diary.

On April 7th 1717 he wrote: "I have signed with Pietro Antonio Maggi, master mason from Silandro in Tyrol, a contract for the supply of the beautiful white marble from Silandro for two statues that will occupy the main altar. The marble will be transported to Hall by water. I promised payment of 4 florins and 30 Kreuzer per feet, and then I paid 15 florins in advance.”

The Silandro marble statues depict St. Barbara and St. Catherine.