GIO PONTI e il Gonfalone dell'Ospedale Maggiore di Milano
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Gio Ponti designed and supervised the execution of the Banner of Ospedale Maggiore, giving precious materials and techniques used. The refined embroidery in gold and silver on silk was made by the company Fratelli Bertarelli. The metal parts and jewelery were made from goldsmith Alfredo Ravasco, who made a gift of all precious stones. The front side of the banner is the Annunciation, in which the hospital is dedicated on the other side is embroidered the dove, symbol of body, surrounded by the heraldic insignia of the main benefactors of the pious and administered works. The palm leaves the auction there are recorded, in gratitude, the names of the benefactors who then contributed to the financing of opera. Teaches, marked by a particularly solemn character and a strong symbolic value, it was inaugurated March 24, 1935, during a solemn ceremony in the Cathedral celebrated by Cardinal Ildefonso Schuster. The artefact, significant for art of the twentieth century, is one of the most valuable pieces of the collections of hospital.