The Arch of Mastino II began in 1345 by the Veronese masters under the influence of Tuscan works. The equestian statue of the ... More
Arca di Mastino II
The Arch of Mastino II began in 1345 by the Veronese masters under the influence of Tuscan works. The equestian statue of the knight, armed with a lance and with the viser of his helmet lowered to hide his face, is by some attributed to the Maestro of Cangrande. The tomb is surrounded by an ornate railing with statues of the Virtues at the corners. Four scenes are carved into the sides of the urn: the Crucifixion, Jesus with John the Baptist and the Virgin, an angel holding a shield and St. George presenting God with a mastiff. On the cover of the urn is carved the prone form of the deceased, watched over by angels, while the underside of the cusp of the baldacchino is decorated with biblical scenes and images of saints.
This was built in 1939 by Gino Chierici, in imitation of a defensive gate in the ancient walls dating to
1171. The original materials were re used in the two towers of different heights. The tabernacle with saints Ambrogio, ...
In the center of the gardens, which are next to the Arena , there is an equestrian statue which is
dedicated to Victorio Emanuele II of Savoy (1820 1878),the first king of Italy and nicknamed the "gentleman". The monument ...
Among the early medieval arches, the most elaborate is the Cansignorio arch. It was built by Bonino da Campione, who
opted for a complex and fastidiously ornamented architecture: the gates that encircle it are enriched by shrines with the ...