As a sign of gratitude for the liberation of the city from the Germans, Count Chigi Saracini of Siena asked the Sienese sculptor Vico Consorti  to create the so-called Gate of Gratitude for the Duomo of Siena. It was cast by the Fonderia Marinelli.

  • From left F. Marinelli Sr., the sculptor Consorti, Count Chigi Saracini (1949)
  • Detail of the Door
  • The Door today with Ferdinando Marinelli Jr.
  • The sculptor Vico Consorti signature
  • The Marinelli Foundry signature