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The Scaliger Arches are Gothic tombstones of the Scaliger family, in the XIII – XIV centuries who ruled Verona. The arches are next to the Cathedral of Santa Maria Antica.
The Arch of Cangrade Pervo della Scala is located above the entrance to the Basilica of Santa Maria Antica. The arch was made in the form of a tabernacle (tent). The arch is one of the finest examples of 14th century Viennese sculpture. In our time, the name of the sculptor remains a mystery, but the authorship is attributed to Giovanni Rigino. Kongrade the First was depicted on the arch twice - – sitting on a horse and lying, enveloped in eternal sleep. The original of the tomb is now in the Castelvecchio Museum, with a copy at the entrance to the temple.
The construction of the Arch of Mastino II was started during the life of the ruler. The sarcophagus was decorated with images of saints and angels, and Mastino is depicted on a horse, dressed in armor.
The Consignorio Arch was created by the masters Bonino da Campione and Gaspare Broaspini in 1375. The tombstone has a hexagonal shape, supported by twisted columns. At the top was a statue of a ruler on horseback.
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Topic: Arches of the Scaliger in Italy, Verona resort.