CIOLI, Valerio
(b. ca. 1529, Settignano, d. 1599, Firenze)

Tomb of Michelangelo: Allegory of Sculpture

Santa Croce, Florence

Following the solemn funeral of Michelangelo held in the church of San Lorenzo on 14 July 1564, Vasari began his project for the structure of the monument to Michelangelo. The elaborate allegorical decoration for the project was drawn up by Vincenzo Borghini and included contributions by Battista Lorenzi, who sculpted the statue of Painting and the bust of Michelangelo, and Valerio Cioli the statue of Sculpture. The marble personification of Architecture was made by Giovanni Bandini.