Bust of Dante

Bust of Dante
Bust of Dante, 3/4
Bust of Dante, back
Bust of Dante, interior
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17371
Building: 
Current Location: 
Children's Area
Floor: 
2nd
Object Description
Artist: 
Object Type: 
Details: 
Ceramic Head Bust of Dante Alighieri
Framed: 
No
Length: 
16 inches
Width: 
9 inches
Height: 
14 inches
Description: 

Dante Alighieri, born 1265, was one of the greatest Italian poets during the late Middle Ages. Dante Alighieri , commonly known as Dante, was the touchstone for establishing the literature of Italy, and his representations of Hell, Purgatory and Heaven was influential for the larger body of Western art. Dante is best known for his literary classic “The Divine Comedy”, widely considered to be the preeminent work in classic Italian literature. The epic work was completed one year prior to Dante’s death in 1321. This ceramic bust captures a typical representation of Dante Alighieri. The statue's countenance carries a stoic and serious expression. Dante is depicted in attire common to the Middle Ages.
Particular to this work is a wreath of laurels, the symbol of triumph, that rests upon his head.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes