25
Jul
09

Dante Alighieri (110/365)



Dante Alighieri (110/365), originally uploaded by kimberlyfaye.

Dante Alighieri
Ettore Ximenes

Meridian Hill Park
Florida Avenue and 16th Street, NW

One of the most famous authors of the European Middle Ages, Dante (1265-1321) is best known for his epic poem series, The Divine Comedy, of which Inferno is the most widely recognized part.

The statue was a gift of Italian-American newspaper publisher, Carlo Barsotti. It celebrates Italian-American friendship and was dedicated on the 600th anniversary of Dante’s death.

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is depicted wearing long flowing robes of a scholar and a laurel wreath around his head. On his proper right side he holds a copy of his poem, the Divine Comedy, with both hands.

-Added to the Cream of the Crop pool as my personal favorite.

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