Medieval poet, and philosopher, Italian Dante Alighieri's inspiration and great love was said to be Beatrice Portinari, who he cast in The Divine Comedy as his guide through the afterlife and into heaven. All through his life Dante adored Beatrice with a courtly love from afar. Cast from an antique this nineteenth century rendition of the lovely Beatrice, maternal, radiant, and immortalized will hold your volumes of medieval literature, history of Florence, or Dan Brown's novels firmly. Bookends serve as punctuation marks in a library, showcasing your interests, and adding character to any room, shelf, or credenza. This ideal heavyweight pair of Beatrice the Guide bookends serve as functional art while giving literary support to your favorite books. Hand-crafted in heavyweight foundry cast iron exclusively for Design Toscano, then hand painted and distressed just enough to replicate a true antique. Each 3"Wx4"Dx7"H. 5 lbs.