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Italy
Arezzo
Arezzo (prov.)

Toscana

Piazza Saione
(Chiesa di Sant'Antonio abate a Saione)

San Francesco patrono d'Italia

Saint Francis Patron of Italy

Umberto Bartoli
1940

Arezzo /  San Francesco patrono d'Italia   Arezzo /  San Francesco patrono d'Italia

Description

The church of St. Anthony the Great, built after designs of Raffaello Franci, was consecrated in 1932. The huge terracotta frieze for the fa&$231;ade, showing San Francesco patron of Italy was added in 1940.

Arezzo - San Francesco patrono d'Italia
St. Francis blesses the churches of Italy, and in the tympan the IHS symbol in a sun hold by two angels.

Arezzo - San Francesco patrono d'Italia
St. Francis preaches to the fish

Arezzo - San Francesco patrono d'Italia
Saint Anthony of Padua and the kneeling donkey
(Saint Anthony of Padua was the first patron of this church)

Signature

(twice) u. bartoli

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (N 43°27'25" - E 11°52'26")

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