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San Sebastiano's Temple

Leon Battista Alberti1460

Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

The legendary origins of the project are particularly interesting. Towards the end of 1459, the year of the Diet of Mantua, Ludovico Gonzaga had a dream. The Chronicle of Mantua by Andrea Schivenoglia tells us: "It is to be recalled that in the year 1460 work was started in the month of march on the church of San Sebastiano on the grassy area of Redevello. Ludovico ordered it after a dream that he had one night.."

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  • Title: San Sebastiano's Temple
  • Creator: Leon Battista Alberti
  • Date Created: 1460

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