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Lapide ai Caduti di Pontecosi


icona Lapide ai Caduti di Pontecosi
Lapide ai Caduti di Pontecosi
Area: Garfagnana
District/Locality: Pieve Fosciana
Address: piazza della Fonte

The marble tombstone in honour of the Fallen of the first world war presents a niche typology. At the upper and lower extremity there are some jutting frames and friezes. In the upper frieze, at the centre, the writing UNUS SUMUS and two symbols: a heart and a flame. The symbol of the perpetual flame is represented also at the extremity of the frieze, where, in the centre, a cross is engraved. The supporting frame of the upper frieze is engraved with flower motives, while in the central part of the tombstone there are engraved the names of the Fallen and some military and vegetable symbols: gun, helmet and laurel branches. In the lower frieze, at the centre, the writing 29 giugno 1919 with some flower motives. A metallic votive lamp overhangs the tombstone.
Date

The date which is on the tombstone is 29 giugno 1919 (29th June 1919), so we can say that it has been realized in the firs after-war period and inaugurated on 29th June.
Author

The author of the monument is unknown.
Inscriptions

QUI / DOVE INVOCARONO GIOVINETTI “ MATER DOLOROSA” / A PERPETUARNE NEI SECOLI IL RICORDO / PONTECOSI / INCIDE NEL MARMO IL NOME DEI SUOI FIGLI / CHE DETTERO IN OLOCAUSTO LA VITA / PER LA PATRIA E PER LA CIVILTA’ / GRISANTI EGIDIO / BONINI SILVIO / MARCHI STEFANO / LENZI EUGENIO /PIERINI ERMANNO / TOVANI ARMANDO / SARTI FRANCESCO / SANTONI GIOVANNI /GRISANTI GIUSEPPE / UBEZZI RINALDO / LUCCHESI COSTANZO / BACCI GIUSEPPE / 24 MAGGIO 1915 / 11 NOVEMBRE 1918
Purchaser

Probably, the work has been ordered by a town committee, naturally born in the after-war period in order to honour the Fallen citizens of Pontecosi.
Bibliography

- ARCHIVIO ANCR LUCCA, lettera del Presidente della sezione di Pontecosi, Grandini Giuseppe al Sindaco di Pieve Fosciana, 30 gennaio 1971

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