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Monumento XI Settembre 1860

Monument for the Liberation of 11 September 1850

Monument for the liberation of the city from papal control on 11th September 1860
Elmi Palazzo
Fonderia Lippi (Pistoia)
1914

Città di Castello /  Monumento XI Settembre 1860   Città di Castello /  Monumento XI Settembre 1860

Description

Bronze sculpture of a young warrior with a flag leading a horse, trampling the papal emblems.

It was soon considered as an offense to the church: "The symbolism is easy: the horse is the crowd, thirsty for freedom when it is about to break the secular chains and rebel against the theocratic government. The young man is the Piedmontese army that comes to liberation in the aid of the oppressed, breaks its ties, treading the abhorred emblem of the golden keys."

Inscription(s)

XI

SETTEMBRE

MDCCCLX

Signature

E. Palazzi
fonderia lippi pistoia

Sculptor

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Location (N 43°27'30" - E 12°14'23")

Item Code: itum010; Photograph: 9 May 2017
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