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"Monument to Palladio" Statue
By Vincenzo Gajassi in 1859
Vicenza, Italy

Location:
Next to the Basilica Palladiana in the Piazza dei Signori
Material:
White marble
See also:
Palladian window
Palladian door
Status:
UNESCO World Heritage Site: "City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto"


Left building: Basilica Palladiana







Andrea Palladio  ...  Gajassi"s last and most important commission


Donated to the city by Francesco Bressan in 1859


 

Note the head of a snake, apparently a common figure in Gajassi's work   ...  Snake detail in photo below:








Ionic capital at lower left:  Egg-and-dart  ...  Volutes  ...  Fluting at the top of the "broken shaft:  ...  Note also the head of a snake (detailed below:)












Acanthus leaves ...  Snake



Vincenzo Gajassi, Sculptor


 
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Photos and their arrangement 2016 Chuck LaChiusa
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