(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
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.
Madonna della Misericordia / Virgin of Mercy
San Donato d'Arezzo / St. Donatus of Arezzo
4th century, patron saint of Arezzo, and considered a bishop of the city
Papa Gregorio X / Pope Gregorius X
born Teobaldo Visconti (Piacenza c. 1210 - Arezzo 1276)
Pope from 1 September 1271 to his death in 1276
- Bernardo di Matteo del Borra Gamberelli, better known as Bernardo Rossellino (Settignano 1409 - Firenze/Florence 1464),
Italian sculptor and architect
Sources & Information
Location (N 43°27'54" - E 11°53'2")
Item Code: itto092; Photograph: 9 May 2017
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