Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Firenze
Firenze (prov.)

Toscana

Piazza Santa Croce

Dante Alighieri

Florence c. 1265 - Ravenna 1321, major Italian poet of the Middle Ages, partisan of Henry VII in the struggle between Guelphs and Ghibellines
(Wikipedia)
Enrico Pazzi
1865

Firenze /  Dante Alighieri   Firenze /  Dante Alighieri

Description

Marble statue of Dante, holding the Divine Comedy with his right hand, with the Roman Eagle at his feet. On the corners of the base are Marzocchi (lions) holding shields with the titles of Dante's other works within laurel wreaths. Around the base are 40 coats of arms.

Inscription(s)

A DANTE ALIGHIERI
L'ITALIA
M DCCC LXV

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 43°46'7" E 11°15'44"

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