ARNOLFO DI CAMBIO
(b. ca. 1245, Colle di Valdelse, d. ca. 1310, Firenze)
Tomb of Cardinal de Braye (detail)after 1282
Marble, height 63 cm
San Domenico, Orvieto
The effigy of the deceased lies, with eyes closed and hands crossed, on a splendid bed set on top the actual sarcophagus and enclosed in a kind of tabernacle. Two acolytes, clerics in lower orders, are drawing back the curtains to reveal the recumbent figure.