1. Tomb of Marquis Guido Villa Lancellotti

of Giacomo de Maria and Bartolomeo Ferrari
The tomb of Marquis Guido Villa-Lancellotti, the last of the Marquis of the Villa family (the former proprietors of Palazzo dei Diamanti), is one of the oldest at the Charterhouse. The complex system of symbols on the monument, by Bartolomeo Ferrari, includes a woman holding a crown to the left of the headstone; under the medallion, which features the bust of the deceased by neoclassical sculptor Giacomo de Maria, there are two storks fighting with snakes, the incarnation of evil; two female figures on the lower part appear to personify Charity and Strength, two qualities attributed to the Marquis Villa.
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