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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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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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The harmonious composure of the monument, the quality of the sculptural details and the profusion of the decorative apparatus, where the gold leaf almost completely covers the marble, make the work a masterpiece of Lombard statuary. Bernabò Visconti (1323-1385), riding his imposing steed with the stick in his hand, is flanked by the allegorical figures of Justice and the Fortress. The group, a single block of Candoglia marble, was commissioned by him by 1363. On his death, his nephew Gian Galeazzo ordered to complete the ark by assembling a sarcophagus sculpted by Campione workers and reassembling the various parts in the palatine church of San Giovanni in Conca. The attribution of the work to Bonino da Campione in its later stages remains the most authoritative. The artist was responsible for the design and execution of the figurative elements of the Ark of Cansignorio della Scala (Verona, Arche Scaligere), brother of Beatrice della Scala, consort of Bernabò, whose tomb is traditionally identified in the monument exhibited in II room (inv. no. 858), also from San Giovanni in Conca.

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