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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

A refined example of the variety of solutions that found their expression in the ornate lacing of the Carolingian period, the work in question juts from an ambo, and is called a lectern in virtue of its function as a place on which sacred texts were read. The slab was originally the base of a Roman monument, which is evident from the inscription dating to the 2nd century BC along its upper edge. The outer face, enclosed within a simple moulding in the form of a ribbon, is knotted to form nine skeins in rows of three and diagonally connected to one another. The work, which was acquired in 1890 by the Municipal Museum of Art, belonged to Giovanni Battisti Lucini Passalacqua. A fragment with the same motif can be found in Moltrasio, in the chapel that was decorated by Alessandro Lucini Passalacqua in 1863 exploiting various architectural fragments possibly belonging to the pre-Romanic phase of the basilica of Sant'Abbondio in Como.

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