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

Tomb of the Persian Martyrs (fragment)

Cathedral, Cremona

In 1480 Amadeo was engaged to complete the tomb of the Persian Martyrs for Cremona Cathedral (dispersed in the 19th century: Cremona Cathedral; Milan, Castello Sforzesco; Paris, Louvre, Philadelphia, Museum of Art), originally commissioned from Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480) a year before his death by Antonio Meli, Abbot of S Lorenzo, Cremona. In view of the fragmentary condition of the work, Amadeo's contribution is difficult to assess.

The picture shows a relief, now placed on a 19th-century pulpit in Cremona Cathedral.