Poster Stamp - Società Dante Alighieri, Comitato mantovano
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".
52 × 42 mm
Società Dante Alighieri, Comitato mantovano (Mantua, Italy)