Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Lucca
Lucca (prov.)

Toscana

Via Santa Maria Corteorlandini
(Piazza Giovan Domenico Mansi)

Giovanni Domenico Mansi

Lucca 1692 - Lucca 1769
Italian prelate, theologian, scholar and historian, known for his massive works on the Church councils
(Wikipedia)
Giuseppe Baccelli
1909

Lucca /  Giovanni Domenico Mansi   Lucca /  Giovanni Domenico Mansi

Description

Bronze bust.

Inscription(s)

Top of the base:

ΜΡ ΘΥ

lvcae
e patricia mansiorvm gente
ortvs est
xiv mart. an. m.dc.xci

in neapolitana dono
inter sodales a matre magna
cooptatvs est
anno christiano m.dcc.viii

lvcensivm pontifex
vrbem ingressvs est an. m.dcc.lxiv
qvem an. m.dcc.lxix.v. rad. oct.
abreptvm sibi cives collac...arvnt

ΜΡ ΘΥ = Μήτηρ Θεοῦ, Greek for 'Mother of God'.

Bronze tablet at the lower part of the base

Ioanni Dominico Mansio

patricia nobilitate civi
qvi
inter sodales a matre magna
virtvtis lavde insignis
doctrinis omnibvs ervditissimvs
reiqve historicae
magnvs investigator
disppvtator svbtilis
pontificali lvcensivm dignitate
honestatvs est
cives anno post obitvm cxx
decori vrbis italiaeqve maximo
dedicavere

Signature

Flli Pasquali Pistoia fusero

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 43°50'41" E 10°30'5"

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