I saw these in Pistoia, and now, of course, I’m kicking myself for not finding out more about them. What are the odds I shan’t be able to find them if I go back to this interesting city in Tuscany?
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In your quest for information
I hope all avenues are open
As always Sheldon
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If they aren’t, I’ll find a detour, Sheldon. 🙂
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Yvonne you had the merit to make the pictures . Now you are in the torture to find the meaning of those bas reliefs . But such I know you ,you will succeed even if you have to go back to Pistoia ! 🙂
The lady Lyn mentioned (Miky), has answered my plea. She is on vacation just now, but will tell me more when she gets home to her reference books. Then I can tell you what she says! ❤
Thanks , Yvonne .
Oh, my…they are very intriguing! Now I’m wondering the thoughts behind their creations. But then, I am always curious and want to know what artists, songwriters, authors (especially poets) were thinking about when they created their works…and most don’t want to tell. They want us to find our own meaning and inspiration and “stories” in their pieces. 🙂
There has to be some reason why these bas-reliefs were made as they were. Imagine if you were the sculptor who was given the specifications for the second one. ❤
It’s not passion4fashion.com (or passion4fashionpassion4food.com), it’s passion4food4fashion.com
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Thank you for running that to the ground, Bert. I’ll see if Miky can answer our questions.
Yay, I’ve left a request on her blog. I hope she can help satisfy our curiosity, Bert. (You were in my junk folder again, by the way.)
The lovely stemma at the top looks like a modified Chigi family crest, with the six mountains. I’m not sure what to make of the monkey holding a lily– usually the lily is associated with particular saints like Dominic. Do let us know what you find out!
I’ll follow the link Bert has given me, and hope Miky knows. There may be a sequel to this post!
They definitely look like they have a story to tell!
The first looks a bit like a family crest (an interesting family!), but the lower part is a bit monster-like.
I wanna know too. So you’ll have to make a new post so we can all know.
I wish I had a Facebook friend from Pistoia, so I could ask him/her. I can’t contact the person Lyn (comment below) mentioned, unfortunately.
You got me on the search too, to no avail 😦
Tantalising, isn’t it, Derrick.
I am on the road ,will take a better look next week. Love the monkey!
Oh, good! And, if you find them, hassle someone until you get the stories, please, Jane.
Isn’t that the way. I often look at photos and wish I’d found out more or written down what was said. Make sure you let us know when you find out.
We never learn, it seems! I sure will share any information I get, et.
Sometimes I think I will be able to remember and of course I never can later on. 😯
They are interesting. I wonder what their story is. 🙂
We may never know, unless I can contact Miky as suggested by Lyn.
Good luck with your search for information! 🙂
Yvonne, Miky from passion4fashionpassion4food.com will know as she lives in Pistoia. She is a great ambassador for Pistoia. Tell her that I suggested. I caught up with Miky when I was there in May and she was wonderful.
Oh, thank you for that. Isn’t Pistoia a lovely city?
Lyn, I couldn’t find that website, I just kept getting passion4fashion. Is that correct?
It sure is, lovely
As Mom would have said, “you’ll find them in the last place you look for them.”
That sister of mine was such a smart … 🙂
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