5. Vincenzo Bonetti’s Arch

by Camillo Torreggiani
This monumental structure is dominated by two statues of female figures: the one on the left, bearing a shield in her right hand and an open book in the left, is wearing a crown and likely personifies Italy; the winged figure on the right is holding a tuba, and has been identified as either the Roman goddess Victoria or the Allegory of Fame. There is also a sculpture of a winged sphere, symbolising immortality and lightness of the soul, along with the two busts of the deceased Vincenzo and Giovanni Bonetti.
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