Benedetto Antelami

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Antelami, Benedetto

 

Born circa 1150; died circa 1230. Italian sculptor and architect. An outstanding master of Romanesque sculpture. He was influenced by the plastic an of southern France.

Antelami worked mainly in Parma, where he began (in 1196), and carried out a substantial part of a sculptured decoration of the Baptistery. He also created the relief The Descent From the Cross (1178) for the city cathedral.

REFERENCES

De Francovich, G. Benedetto Antelami .... vols. 1–2. Milan-Florence, 1952. (Bibliography.)
Toesca, P. II Battistero di Parma. . . .Milan, 1960
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