Magnificent decorations

Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

The group of sculptures seen here, mostly terracotta, can be traced back to Mantua during the Renaissance and to the major adornments for on the city's streets. The City Museum houses this exceptional collection, which is generally associated with the style of Mantegna, who not only would produce paintings in a statuesque style, but also produced his own models of statues, as can be seen from the bronze bust of him in his funeral chapel in the church of Sant'Andrea. A truly standout piece from this period is the beautiful Romanesque statue of Virgil, the true patron of the city of Mantua.

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  • Title: Magnificent decorations