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Edinburgh, Picardy Place, Manuscript Of Montecassino

Sculpture(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Picardy Place, Manuscript Of Montecassino

Classification Sculpture(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 302216

Site Number NT27SE 6048

NGR NT 25966 74334

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/302216

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  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

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Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (http://www.pmsa.org.uk/) set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.

Field Visit (13 December 2000)

Foot, ankle and hand, freestanding in open area. The foot combines a foot with angular shapes, which suggest a machine or building. The ankle also has a rectangular, angular shape through the top and back. The hand is open, palm upwards; between the index and middle fingers is a ball with incised shapes. Also on the palm is an engine, two grasshopers mating, another animal (possibly frog). The hand is interspersed with abstract shapes and appears machine-like.

The text on the sculptures is from the text the 'manuscript of Monte Cassino' from the Abbey of Monte Cassino.

Inspected By : Emma Retson

Inscriptions : Around base of foot, starting from front of toes (incised letters): HINC CELER EGREDIENS FACILIMEA / CARA VOLATU PER SILVAS COLLES VALLES QUOQUE PREPETE CURSU AIMA DEO / CARI BENEDICTI TECTA REQUIRE EST / NAM CERTA QUIES FESSIS VENIENTIBUS ICLUC HIC OLUS HOSPITIBUS PISCIS HIC / (lower base) PANIS ABUNDANS

On rear left of foot, lower base: GUSS KITTL

On ankle base: CRAET CONCORDIA / FRA TRUMLAUS AMOR / ET / C / UCTUS CHRISTI / SIMUL OMNIBUS HORIS / PAX PIA MENS / HUMILIS PUL

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Signatures : On base of hand, below base of thumb: M.S. OF MONTECASSINO / EDUARDO PAOLOZZI / 1991

On lower base of foot, rear left of foot (incised letters): EDUARDO / PAOLOZZI / 1991

Design period : 1990-1991

Unveiling details : Friday 6th September 1991

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0966)

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