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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

Refined example of the variety of solutions that intertwining ornamentation assumes in the Carolingian age, the work is the projecting part of an ambo, called lettorino by virtue of its function as a place for reading sacred texts. The slab was obtained by reusing the base of a Roman monument of which an evident trace remains in the inscription that runs on the upper edge, dating back to the 2nd century AD. The external front, enclosed by a simple molding, is crossed by a ribbon that is knotted forming nine skeins, distributed in rows of three, connected diagonally. The work, purchased in 1890 by the Municipal Artistic Museum, comes from the assets of Giovanni Battista Lucini Passalacqua. A fragment with the same skein motif is kept in Moltrasio, in the chapel decorated by Alessandro Lucini Passalacqua in 1863 with various finds perhaps belonging to the pre-Romanesque phase of the basilica of Sant’Abbondio in Como.

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