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Statua dell'Abate Luigi, Rome

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  • Even the statue of Abbot Louis spoke, with brazenness and irreverence, like the others in Rome, denouncing the malpractice anonymously. I am not far from Piazza Navona, along the perimeter wall of st. Andrew's Church of the Valley. The sculpture depicts a man with a late Roman toga that, according to popular imagination, resembled the sacristan of the church. Here is the nickname she was given. "I was of ancient Rome a citizen, now Abbot Louis ognun calls me Conquest with Marforio and with Pasquino in the eternal urban satires fame I had offenses, misfortune and burial but here, new life and infinity sure." Like the epitaph I read with great ness, its troubled history in the sculpted marble somewhat "piglia" me.
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  • It is located at the left of the Church of Sant'Andrea della Valle. It is like an ancient Roman ruins. It was surrounded by a fence. When you're walking around the city like this, you'll find the ancient Roman ruins!
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  • Ancient statue of late Roman period representing a console, a magistrate or an orator, next to the Church of Sant ' Andrea della Valle. In 1966, turning to the unknown vandal I sentence: "or what you stole the head, see it back immediately, otherwise, you see?" like it was nothing, they send me to the Government. And this bothers me "
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  • The Abbate Luiggi, as it is called by the Romans is the sixth talking statue of Rome, located in Piazza Vidoni, on the side wall of the Basilica of St. Andrew of the Valley. It is a late-Roman sculpture, probably depicting a high magistrate. In the absence of a precise identification, the nickname was assigned to him by the popular imagination that, he found the character particularly similar to the priest of the nearby church of the Shroud, known precisely by that name. Like the other five, it was the "voice" of several pasquinates, which hit the public figures in power heavily and always anonymously. The statue over the centuries has had heavy acts of vandalism such as the removal of the head, which has been repeatedly replaced. It was on the occasion of a "decapitation" in 1966 that the statue spoke last time, with a pasquinata addressed to the unknown vandal (but not only to him): "Or you who arubbasti the head see of the immantinent a-door sintinent, vòi véde? how it fused gnente me manneno ar Government. And that bothers me."
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  • Roman statue with rifled robe (senator?), one of the 6 Roman speaking statues.
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  • Abbot Luigi is one of the six talking statues of Rome. In 1924 was placed again, in its initial position in Piazza Vidoni, on the left wall of the church Sant'Andrea della Valle. The statue of the late Roman period, during restoration work, was found in the palace; Without being able to trace the name or the author, it represents a man with a toga of late Roman shape. Traditionally it is indicated that this name was given to him because in the nearby church of the Holy Shroud there had been a certain sacristan abbot Luigi who for the clumsy attitude resembled the statue in question and from here the people called the statue with that name. . On the marble base there are the following inscriptions: A) on the front: I WAS OF ANCIENT ROME A CITIZEN NOW ABBOT LUIGI OGNUN CALLS ME I CONQUERED WITH MARFORIO AND PASQUINO IN URBAN SATIRES ETERNAL FAME I HAD OFFENDED MISFORTUNES AND BURIAL BUT HERE LIFE NEWS AND ALFIN SURE b) on the left side: FROM THIS FIGURE HE HAD ALREADY NAMED BY AABATE LUIGI A WAY TO THE WEST OF THIS PALACE GIUSTINIANI-BANDINI TO MDCCCLXXXVIII (1888) c) on the right side: HERE PLACED IN THE YEAR MCMXXIV (1924) If you want to see how the statue would have been in good condition, you can visit the "Museo di Roma in Trastevere" where there is a cast of the statue, with its head. Note: The speaking statues of Rome represent the spirit of the Roman folklore, were born at the time of the Papal States and through the signs (clearly of anonymous author) that were affixed to you, was made satire or real protest, against the power often just Against the Pope. The talking statues that have arrived up to the present day are six: 1. The most famous is Pasquino, located behind Piazza Navona. 2. Marforio, located at the Capitoline Museums. 3. Madama Lucrezia (the only woman), at St. Mark's Square. 4. The bellhop on Via Lata 5. Babuino on Via del Babuino 6. Abbot Luigi in Piazza Vidoni, beside the church of Sant'Andrea della Valle
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  • The curiosity of the most obscure of the history of Rome, always takes me to visit places where generally the average tourist does not access mostly for lack of time in a city where in every corner there is a surprise. One of the six talking statues where they used to place leaflets ironic or whistleblowers against public characters. I have visited it on more than one occasion and sadly on my last visit on October 2,018 the head was gone. Let's hope it's soon restored.
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  • The statue of the Abbot Louis is, like Mack and Pasquino, a "talking statue", IE from 1500 onwards the Romans put paper on stand for deriding the powerful. Is a statue of the theatre of Pompey; they found it to dig the foundations of Palazzo Vidoni and there remained, in the corner. In 1966 the stole the head.
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