Iacometti, Ignazio (1819-1883)

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Ignazio Iacometti, Italian sculptor, was born and died in Rome in 1819-1883. He became famous due to two big sculptural groups executed in 1854: Bacio di Giuda and Ecce Homo on the sides of Scala Santa. Later he worked in San Paolo (statue of San Pietro) and over the column of Immacolata at Piazza di Spagna (Mose'). Among various burial monuments located in churches of San Salvatore in Lauro, Santa Maria sopra Minerva is noted the monument to Pius IX in Santa Maria Maggiore. From 1855 he was elected a member of Academy of St Luke.

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