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Battente are ornamental
door knockers and
something of an art form in
Italy.  Here are some rather
splendid examples of the
range of different motifs to
be found on the doors of
buildings in the streets of
the cities and towns
surrounding Mazzaforte.
The left hand with a
wedding ring is a
particularly popular motif
Lions' heads are
Some people keep their
brass knockers cleaner
than others
style heads are also very