Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Arezzo
Arezzo (prov.)

Toscana

Piazza Grande
(Palazzo della Fraternita dei Laici)

Sculture alla facciata del Palazzo della Fraternita dei Laici

Sculptures at the Façade of the Palace of the Fraternity of the Laity

Bernardo Rossellino
1435

Arezzo /  Sculture alla facciata del Palazzo della Fraternita dei Laici   Arezzo /  Sculture alla facciata del Palazzo della Fraternita dei Laici

Description

Within the Gothic frame of the second storey of the palace is a relief of the Madonna of Mercy, the protectress of Arezzo, spreading her mantle out over the community's citizenry. She is flanked by the kneeling saints Laurentinus and Persentinus. The relief is flanked by two niches housing free standing figures of Saints Gregory and Donatus of Arezzo.

Arezzo - Sculture alla facciata del Palazzo della Fraternita dei Laici
Madonna della Misericordia / Virgin of Mercy

Arezzo - Sculture alla facciata del Palazzo della Fraternita dei Laici
San Donato d'Arezzo / St. Donatus of Arezzo
4th century, patron saint of Arezzo, and considered a bishop of the city
(Wikipedia).

Arezzo - Sculture alla facciata del Palazzo della Fraternita dei Laici
Papa Gregorio X / Pope Gregorius X
born Teobaldo Visconti (Piacenza c. 1210 - Arezzo 1276)
Pope from 1 September 1271 to his death in 1276 (Wikipedia).

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Italy
  • Donatus of Arezzo, St.
  • Façade with statues (secular)
  • Gregory X, Pope
  • Laurentinus of Arezzo, St.
  • Mary (Mercy)
  • Persentinus of Arezzo, St.
  • Rossellino, Bernardo
  • Locatie (N 43°27'54" - E 11°53'2")

    eXTReMe Tracker
    Item Code: itto092; Photograph: 9 May 2017
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
    If you want to use photos, please contact us via the contact form (in Dutch, English or German).
    © Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt