Poster Stamp - Società Dante Alighieri, Comitato mantovano

Title

Poster Stamp - Società Dante Alighieri, Comitato mantovano

Type

Poster Stamp

Coverage

Italy

Date Issued

1930

Description

This set of poster stamps was issued by the Mantua chapter of the Società Dante Alighieri, probably in 1930 when the SDA's 35th congress was held in that city. The stamps depict a scene from the base of Cesare Zocchi's 1896 monument to Dante in Trent in which Dante and Virgil meet Sordello, the 13th-century Mantuan poet, in purgatory. The scene is framed by a ribbon on which is a quotation from Purgatorio 6:80: "SOL PER LO DOLCE SVON DELLA SVA TERRA" (merely for the sweet sound of his city). At the top is the chapter's name: "SOCIETÀ NAZIONALE / DANTE ALIGHIERI / COMITATO MANTOVANO".

Extent

52 × 42 mm

Contributor

Cesare Zocchi
Società Dante Alighieri, Comitato mantovano (Mantua, Italy)

Language

Italian