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Capital with male figures
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Telamone with dragons
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Saint Eustachio mosaic
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Major portal
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Lion stiloforo
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Lion stilofore
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Antonio Mantegazza - Piety Mantegazza
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Frescos of Saint Agata
Capital with male figures
Telamone with dragons
Saint Eustachio mosaic
Major portal
Lion stiloforo
Lion stilofore
Antonio Mantegazza - Piety Mantegazza
Frescos of Saint Agata

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Description

The capital that we tell you today comes from the cathedral of Santa Maria del Popolo. The sculpture extends on three sides and is composed of two horizontal bands, the lower one has a semicircular section molding; the upper band instead sees sculpted seven male busts facing frontally. Physiognomic characteristics are poorly defined, flat covers and disproportionate. The figure in the right corner is missing the face, unfortunately lost. Some figures are also characterized by a Y-neckline, an element presumably attributable to the episcopal planet. Both the characters positioned on the corners and the first figure on the left side bring their hand to their chest; instead the last figure on the right side holds a cross in his hand. The capital is of difficult iconographic interpretation. A previous hypothesis, according to which he could have depicted the Assassination of St. Thomas Becket in the Cathedral of Canterbury, has been accompanied by a more recent one, which would like a representation of the Capture of Christ in the Garden of the Mount of Olives.

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