CORNIOLE, Giovanni delle
(b. ca. 1470, Pisa, d. ca. 1516, Pisa)
Cameo Portrait of Savonarolabefore 1502
Cameo in cornelian, 4,2 x 3,3 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence
The engraving in pure cornelian depicts Savonarola in profile, with his hood falling across his forehead, highlighting his severely profound and strong-willed expression.