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Tomb Rolla

The Rolla family was among the largest textile entrepreneurs since the 1840s and owned numerous cotton mills in the land around Genoa (in Voltri and  in the Val Polcevera). The female figure rests on a sarcophagus decorated with phytomorphic motifs and classic funerary symbols, such as the winged hourglass (symbol of flying time) and the owl.

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Staglieno Cemetery
Rolla
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