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Neoegyptian Garden Ornaments in Florence during the 19th Century

The aim of this contribution is to point out a few Egyptianizing monuments of the nineteenth century in Florence. They are for the most part garden ornaments, such as statues or even architectural ornaments, that were introduced into the ‘new’ English style gardens, following an eclectic taste, or in order to signify complex symbols, which have been explained as belonging to the Freemasons’ code. Some are rather famous (e.g. Torrigiani Garden; Stibbert Garden), while a few are less well known (e.g. Villa Strozzi al Boschetto).

Author(s):  Rosati, Gloria
Format:  Presentation
Date:  2000