Statues - Hither & Thither

Hungary
Budapest
Budapest Főváros

Szerb utca 21-23 (V.)  

Vergilius és Dante

Virgil and Dante

Buda István
2006

Budapest /  Vergilius és Dante   Budapest /  Vergilius és Dante

Description

Bronze sculpture of the Roman poet Virgil guiding Dante through Hell and Purgatory (from the Divine Comedy), with on the base the motto of the Eötvös Loránd university.

  1. Dante Alighieri (Florence c. 1265 - Ravenna 1321), major Italian poet of the Middle Ages, partisan of Henry VII in the struggle between Guelphs and Ghibellines (Wikipedia)..
  2. Publius Vergilius Maro (70 - 19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil, ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period (Wikipedia).

Inscription(s)

"LVX E PRAETERITO LUCENS
FVTVRA ILLVMINAT TEMPORA"

Signed: buda i. / 2006

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 47°29'23" E 19°3'31"

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