ANTELAMI, Benedetto
(active 1170-1230 in Parma)


c. 1200
Baptistry, Parma

Between the end of the Roman Empire and the early 11th century there was virtually no figure sculpture in Europe. The art had to be re-invented. It began tentatively in the form of small low reliefs, developing slowly into life-size sculpture in the round. Benedetto Antelami is the representative of the late 12th-century sculpture.