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Monument of Pietro Bernardo

Author: Tullio Lombardo
Century: XVI°
DATE: post 1538 POSITION: opposite the façade - right wall (on the map n° 1)  METHOD: sculpture MATERIAL: marble

The work is divided into two independent parts: at the bottom of the elegant urn, there are fine bas-relief decoratations depicting Adam and Eve, to the sides of the central epigraph there are noteworthy carvings of Medusa's head and an eagle with spread wings; at the top, added later by Girolamo and Lorenzo, sons of Senator Peter Bernard, represents the deceased kneeling in front of the Redeemer turned to receive Saint Peter's advise.
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