ARNOLFO DI CAMBIO
(b. ca. 1245, Colle di Valdelse, d. ca. 1310, Firenze)

Ciborium (detail)

1283
Marble, with polychromatic incrustations
San Paolo fuori le Mura, Rome

In architectural terms the ciborium in S. Paolo is the supreme surviving example of what could be accomplished through the fusion of Roman Cosmatesque and Northern Gothic traditions.