WILIGELMO
(active 1099-1120 in Modena)

Biography

Wiligelmo (also known as Wiligelmus, Guglielmo da Modena), Italian sculptor active in Modena. He was the first sculptor in Italy who started again to produce large size sculptures and signed his work.

Wiligelmo was the carver of the reliefs at the west façade of the Duomo di Modena (Cathedral of Modena) in Italy. His name is known due to an epigraph carved as a postscript to the inscription over the foundation date on the Modena cathedral's façade in Latin: "How greatly you are respected amongst sculptors, Wiligelmo, is now shown by your work."



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