Bargello - Table of Contents

Inner Courtyard - Bargello National Museum
(pronounced: bar jello)
AKA: Palazzo del Bargello,   Museo Nazionale del Bargello, or   Palazzo del Popolo (Palace of the People)

Florence, Italy

Built:
1255
Architect:
Lapo di Cambio
Original function:
Housed the city's public officials, well before Palazzo Vecchio in 1299
Name origin:
Name from that of the chief of police, Bargello, who made his headquarters here in the middle of the 1500s.  Prison: late 16th c. until restoration
Restoration:
1857-75
Opened as National Museum:
1865

February 2020 Photos















Loggia



Large rafter tails   ...   Also popular in the Arts & Crafts style (1905-1930)



Voussoirs   ...   Hood molding   ...   Trefoil arch   ...   Leaded glass windows






Two tie rod anchors









Arcade


Arcade






Groin vaults   ...   Tie rod



Black and white marble   ...   Note corbel at bottom, detailed below:



Corbel features acanthus leaves



Note (upside down here)  fleur-de-lis with stamens which is the City of Florence symbol.   The French symbol of fleur-de-lis has no stamens.



Note (upside down here)Florence   fleur-de-lis with stamens which is the City of Florence symbol.    ...   Photo taken from different angle below:





Note  intertwined paired dolphins on the Roman sarcophagus    ...   Three details below:


Detail #1



Detail #2



Detail #3
















Photos and their arrangement 2020 Chuck LaChiusa
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