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


c. 1466
Certosa, Pavia

The doorway leading from the Small Cloister into the church has a lunette above it showing St John the Baptist and St Bruno presenting four Carthusians at the Virgin's throne. The pilasters beside the entrance reproduce in marble the terracotta putti round the cloister arcades. The strips of decorative carving at the sides incorporate angels with instruments of the Passion and a little Pietà at the top.

The whole doorway was originally pigmented, and still reveals traces of paint.