Bridge Eighty-Two - Ponte del Forner

The neat-looking Ponte del Forner leads right up to the relief-adorned doorway of the Palazzo Agnus Dio, an ancient family home now used as an exhibition space.

Ponte del Forner

Above the entrance is a stone relief of two angels holding up a shield that once depicted the coat of arms of the original owners.

Next to the doorway is a water-level door with a small patera with a relief depicting a lamb and a staff with a cross at one end, that probably once served as the family's good luck charm but is now used as the venue's logo. Isn't that a wonderful example of the changing meaning of cultural artefacts?

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