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The Camposanto Monumentale cemetary in Pisa (page 29/32)

[picture: Inscription Fragment]

Inscription Fragment

catalani ... 1849

[picture: Inscription fragment]

Inscription fragment

but hard to read.

[picture: Inscription fragment]

Inscription fragment

also hard to read. Last one.

[picture: Cupid]


The face of a child with wings; perhaps intended as one of the seraphim except without wheels; presumably the face of a dead child.

[picture: Bust with inscription, including date April 1726]

Bust with inscription, including date April 1726

Ioanni Antonio Corazza Pisano Philet Med Doctori
quiprimus in Patria Medicinamope sanioris philosopiæ
repurgatam salubriter exercens ob summam
integritatem prudentiam sagacitatem comitatem
et beneficentiam omnibus carus non modò à civibus
universis amorem sed à barbaris e tiam gentieus
venerationem expressit Unde et Tunetano Regno
imperitans potentissimus Rhamdamus suæ
valetudinis reparandæ causa ipsum ad se mittendu
ÃRC cosmi jjj M.D. Hetruriæ. impetravit
redivivam in Nepote virtut Avunculi probaturus
Ioannis Pagni insignis Antiquarii Phil et Med doctis
et in hoc Athenæo celeberrimi professoris à Sereniss
Fernanto jj eàdem de causa eius Patruo Mahometi
felici pariter cum exitu dudum concessi
Pie c[b]it v id april mdccxxvi stylo Pis Ætatis suæ
anno lxxjv Post [p]ius ex Africa reditu xxxv
Fratri Optimo Petrus Raynerius I U D Primit Eccl Canon
ed Rominicus Gaspar de Corazzis
honorifico Pasani Senatus Decreto Pos???re [more...]

[picture: Gay Cardinal 1]

Gay Cardinal 1

A statue of a bishop or cardinal or pope strikes a particularly effeminate pose as he gazes at the sculptor while holding an open book.

[picture: Gay cardinal 2]

Gay cardinal 2

A statue of a bishop or cardinal or pope strikes a particularly effeminate pose as he gazes at the sculptor while holding an open book.

[picture: Effigy of Bearded Man at Rest]

Effigy of Bearded Man at Rest

He looks almost as though he might awaken at any minute, although if he does he’ll be angry at whoever broke off his right hand and shoulder.

[picture: Inscribed pillar]

Inscribed pillar

I can see Pisa mentioned neat the bottom of the text, but I know no more. It might be that MPIIII (where the M and P might have bars over them) is a date; if I take the P to be an inverted d it could be 1503, but I’m guessing in fact that the pillar is Roman, and dates from no later than A.D.300, in which case any date would not be relate to the supposed birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a Jew from Palestine who didn’t get his own calendar until rather later. The letters are roughly hewn, and there may be traces of pigment or paint in them, [...]> [more...]

[picture: Inscribed pillar 2]

Inscribed pillar 2

Another view.

[picture: long inscription]

long inscription

I am sorry, I am not going to transcribe this. You can if you like (use UTF-8) and I will put it up here. [more...]

[picture: Inscription bearing the date 757]

Inscription bearing the date 757

I think this is an inscription about an inscription; it is a caption for the inscription above it, and does not date from the 8th century. [more...]

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