Renzo Romagnoli: 'Assisi - Basilico di San Francesco' - Bas relief - Zeta Studio d'Arte - Sterling silver, gold leaf, burr walnut - Italy - 1990
Beautiful bas relief or plaque in first grade silver (925 - Sterling Silver - 55 grams) framed in burr walnut wood by the Italian sculptor and artist Renzo Romagnoli (1959-?). Made and released for the Zeta Studio d'Arte of Castelfidardo, Italy, including the original Zeta Studio stamps of authenticity. The silver plaque of the Basilico di San Francesco in Assisi bears the artist's signature "Romagnoli", is dated 1990 and has all the official Italian silver markings. Including dedication of L'Agricola s.p.a. on the back side. A religious collector's item!
The Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian Basilica di San Francesco) in Assisi in Italy is the mother church of the Franciscans. This Roman Catholic church has been a United Nations World Heritage Site since 2000 as part of entry number 990 (Assisi, St. Francis Basilica and other Franciscan sites). The original architect is Maestro Jacopo Tedesco whose work was overseen by Brother Elias of Cortona as construction superintendent. The basilica consists of three parts. The base forms the crypt containing the tomb of Saint Francis of Assisi. Two churches were built on this: the lower church (1228-1230) and the upper church (1230-1253). Although there is a big difference between the sombre character of the lower church and the brighter character of the upper church, both are clear examples of Italian Gothic during this period. The campanile is Romanesque.
Status report: in good condition
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