AMADEO, Giovanni Antonio
(b. ca. 1447, Pavia, d. 1522, Milano)

Playing Children

Istrian stone
Cappella Colleoni, Bergamo

Inside the Colleoni Chapel, on the tribune arch, are two pilasters, carved not in marble but in the more accomodating medium of Istrian stone. At the base of these pilasters are two groups of putti treading the grapes with heavy feet and spinning the disc above them like a gigantic top.

The picture shows one of the two reliefs on the pilasters.