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Weber Edoardo Monument



The tomb, built in memory of the engineer Edoardo Weber (1885-1945), consists in an elliptical Carrara marble sarcophagus and a memorial on top of which is placed the marble bust depicting the deceased, founder of the company that still bears his name today. Along the length of the sarcophagus is a series of friezes, representing in its more technical aspects technical episodes of the production of the famous carburetor invented by Weber. The narrative celebrates the theme of work in its conceptual component. It is a frieze with a clearly purist air that reflects the realist climate typical of paintings of the time, far from the classical rhetoric of the Fascist period. The monument is made by Venanzio Baccilieri, sculptor and engraver, graduated in sculpture at the Academy of Bologna in 1937. Trained as a wood carver, he made an important contribution to the restoration of wooden statues of the Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio, damaged by the bombings of 1944. Other works of his are present at Certosa, including the Veggetti monument (1963), also dedicated to the theme of labour. In 1964 at San Venanzio di Galliera, Bologna he created a monument to the partisans.