Journey through the Dante Urbinate: Purgatory, Canto XXI. Statius

Virgil and Dante are walking along the foot of the mountain, to avoid stepping on the penitent souls of the greedy and other sinners, who lie along the path. Both of them turn their heads back, to look for the origin of the voice that is calling them. Behind them, wearing a green cloak with a black hood, the soul of the poet Statius (XXI, 1-33) greets them.

Franco dei Russi and his workshop.  

Source: La Divina Commedia di Federico da Montefeltro. Il Dante Urbinate. Commentario.

Illumination from Dante Alighieri’s Divina Commedia, Ms. Urb. lat. 365, f. 157r, 1478-1482, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

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