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Female bust known as La Mora
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Female head called of Theodora
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Agostino Busti, detto il Bambaia - Lying statue of Gaston de Foix
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Agostino di Duccio - San Sigismondo traveling to Aguano
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Bonino da Campione - Ark of Bernabò Visconti
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Plate with the symbols of the Evangelsti
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Portal of the Banco Mediceo
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Tabernacle with figures of angels
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External fornix of the Pusterla dei Fabbri
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Votive statues from Porta Ticinese
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Nine hank readout
Female bust known as La Mora
Female head called of Theodora
Agostino Busti, detto il Bambaia - Lying statue of Gaston de Foix
Agostino di Duccio - San Sigismondo traveling to Aguano
Bonino da Campione - Ark of Bernabò Visconti
Plate with the symbols of the Evangelsti
Portal of the Banco Mediceo
Tabernacle with figures of angels
External fornix of the Pusterla dei Fabbri
Votive statues from Porta Ticinese
Nine hank readout

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Description

The slab reached the Sforzesco Castle in 1926 from the church of Santa Maria Beltrade, which was demolished following the works that involved the homonymous square located near via Torino. The work presents, within a frame with smooth moldings, the winged symbols of the Evangelists depicted in the act of holding an open Gospel each. A complex graphic rendering characterizes the details of the plumage of the wings, the lion's mane, the linear folds of the angel's tunic and the scale motif on the body of the eagle. The clear definition of the contour lines and the gradation of the thicknesses of the relief combine to highlight the plastic effect of the symbolic figures of the Evangelists. Together with the slab with the procession of the Madonna "Idea" (inv. No. 630 bis, room VI), which belonged to the same place of worship, the work is an important iconological testimony linked to the Po Valley Romanesque language. Following the restoration (2006) it is possible to advance the hypothesis that the slab with the symbols of the Evangelists served as an architrave perhaps for the main entrance of the church; the dating is placed within 1130.

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