(c. 1460—1528)

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(b ?Mantua, c.1460; d Gazzuolo, July 1528).

Italian sculptor, goldsmith, and medallist. His nickname derived from his classically inspired bronze statuettes, many of which were versions of famous antique statues such as the Apollo Belvedere (he also restored ancient sculpture). He visited Rome in the 1490s, but worked mainly in and around Mantua, particularly for members of the Gonzaga family and Isabella d'Este.

Subjects: Art.

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