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Poster Stamp - Società Dante Alighieri, Comitato di Montevideo

Title

Poster Stamp - Società Dante Alighieri, Comitato di Montevideo

Type

Poster Stamp

Coverage

Uruguay

Date Issued

1921

Description

This poster stamp was issued by the Montevideo, Uruguay, chapter of the Società Dante Alighieri to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the poet's death in 1921. The stamp features the logo of the Società Dante Alighieri which is a portrait of Dante with his hand on his forehead, surrounded by text as follows: "MOSTRÒ CIÒ CHE POTEA LA LINGUA NOSTRA" (Our language showed what it could do). The text is a quotation from Purgatorio 7:17. At the bottom of the stamp is text as follows: "VI·CENTENA– / RIO·DANTESCO / MCCCXXI–MCMXXI / COMITATO·DI· / MONTEVIDEO·" (6th Dante centenary 1321–1921, Montevideo chapter)."

Extent

50 × 32 mm

Contributor

Società Dante Alighieri, Comitato di Montevideo (Montevideo, Uruguay)

Language

Italian