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Bologna. Porta del Palazzo Municipale (Bologna. Portal to the Palazzo d'Accursio)
  • Europe
  • Bologna. Porta del Palazzo Municipale (Bologna. Portal to the Palazzo d'Accursio), late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Bologna, Italy
  • albumen print
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  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.519
Description

An exterior view of the grand entrance to Bologna's governmental building, Palazzo d'Accursio. The entrance resembles a triumphal entryway. The arched doorway is flanked by two engaged Doric columns on either side. Surmounting this is another architectural arch, which is supported by two engaged Ionic columns on either side. This arch frames a seated sculpture of a pope. Beneath the pope on the balustrade is a coat of arms. People walk about on the street in front of the building.