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Female bust called La Mora
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Female head, possibly that of Theodora
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Agostino Busti, detto il Bambaia - Statue of a reclined Gaston de Foix
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Agostino di Duccio - Saint Sigismund travelling toward Agauno
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Bonino da Campione - Equestrian monument of Bernabò Visconti
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Stone tablet bearing symbols of the Evangelists
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Portal of the Banco Mediceo
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Tabernaculum with angels
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External fornix of the Pusterla dei Fabbri
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Votive statues from Ticinese Gate
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Lectern with nine skeins
Female bust called La Mora
Female head, possibly that of Theodora
Agostino Busti, detto il Bambaia - Statue of a reclined Gaston de Foix
Agostino di Duccio - Saint Sigismund travelling toward Agauno
Bonino da Campione - Equestrian monument of Bernabò Visconti
Stone tablet bearing symbols of the Evangelists
Portal of the Banco Mediceo
Tabernaculum with angels
External fornix of the Pusterla dei Fabbri
Votive statues from Ticinese Gate
Lectern with nine skeins

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Description

The large fornix is the only surviving element of the façade of the Pusterla dei Fabbri, construction of which started in 1171 to provide a secondary access point through the city walls. The monument, which was originally located in the vicinity of piazza Resistenza Partigiana, may have derived its name from the blacksmiths who worked nearby. The artefact consists of a semi-circular arch formed by large blocks of marble ending in an acute angled archivolt. The arch is simple yet harmonious, both in terms of proportions and jointing. On the bases one can make out miniscule protomes representing, on the left a bearded, wide eyed man and on the right, an open mouthed lion. In 1902, after a heated debate on whether or not to maintain the arch on its original site, the city council decided to transfer the Postern to the Sforza Castle. Since 1956 this solemnly imposing structure has stood in room I signalling the beginning of the architectural and sculptural section of the Museum of Ancient Art.

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