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
Directly below is the tomb chamber whose side curtains are being drawn by two acolytes to reveal the recumbent effigy. This dynamic duo - one shown from the front almost in a dancing pose and the other from the back in typical Italian fashion to balance and enliven the composition - is the most novel feature, yet they descend from ancient models. The detail shows the left acolyte.