#219 I miss Italian creative scaramanzia – 6

The Duomo (‘Cathedral’) in Pisa has a big bronze door decorated by Giambologna with scenes from the Bible

Jesus and the Devil in the desert…

The birth of the virgin Mary.

Look on the left side: what’s that golden thing?

That’s la lucertola (‘the lizard’)

the bronze is very lucid and quite consumed because everyone wants to touch it. Because they say porta fortuna (‘brings good luck’)

(See also “I miss Italian creative scaramanzia 1-2-3-4-5”

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/150-i-miss-italian-creative-scaramanzie-1/

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/151-i-miss-italian-creative-scaramanzia-1/

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/158-i-miss-italian-creative-scaramanzia-3/

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/180-i-miss-italian-creative-scaramanzia-4/

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/213-i-miss-italian-creative-superstitions/ )

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2 thoughts on “#219 I miss Italian creative scaramanzia – 6

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