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Monteverde Angel

Monteverde Angel

Monteverde Angel
Giulio Monteverde - Angel of the Resurrection Alfredo.M

Giulio Monteverde, Oneto Tomb, Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno, Genoa Monteverde Angel, detail The Monteverde Angel or Angel of the Resurrection (Italian Angelo di Monteverde and Angelo della Resurrezione) is the name given to a marble statue of 1882 that guards the tomb of the Oneto family in the cemetery of Staglieno in Genoa, Northern Italy. 
It is one of the most famous works by the neo-classical Italian sculptor Giulio Monteverde (1837-1917) and was commissioned by Francesco Oneto, a president of the Banca Generale, in honor of deceased members of his family. Portraying a pensive angel with long, richly detailed wings, it is acknowledged as one of the most beautiful and sensual sculptures in its genre, to which Monteverde contributed other important neo-classical works.