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Andriolo de’ Santi

Sculptor of a prototypical tomb

Andriolo de' Santi's Tomb in Ermitani, Padua

Andriolo de’ Santi (d. before 1375), was a Paduan sculptor, who worked with Filippo Calendario on the capitals of the Ducal Palace. His tomb of Duccio degli Uberti in the Frari (1336) was probably the proto-type of the classic Venetian tomb: a sarcophagus topped by an arch, holding an effigy of the deceased. His son, Giovanni de’ Santi, carved the unwieldy Virgin in Madonna dell’Orto.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Szeder László, GNU Free Documentaion License