Poster Stamp - Società Dante Alighieri, Comitato mantovano

Title

Poster Stamp - Società Dante Alighieri, Comitato mantovano

Type

Poster Stamp

Coverage

Italy

Description

This series of poster stamps was issued by or for the Mantua Committee of the Società Dante Alighieri. The stamps feature a scene from the base of Cesare Zocchi's 1896 monument to Dante in Trent in which Dante and Virgil meet Sordello, the 13th-century Mantuan poet, in purgatory. The scene is framed by a ribbon on which is a quotation from Purgatorio 6:80: "SOL PER LO DOLCE SVON DELLA SVA TERRA" (only at the sweet name of his city). At the top of the stamps is the committee's name as follows: "SOCIETÀ NAZIONALE / DANTE ALIGHIERI / COMITATO MANTOVANO".

Extent

52 × 42 mm

Contributor

Cesare Zocchi
Società Dante Alighieri, Comitato mantovano (Mantua, Italy)

Language

Italian