DANTI, Vincenzo
(b. 1530, Perugia, d. 1576, Perugia)

Honour Triumphant over Falsehood (front view)

Marble, height 187 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

With Giambologna and Ammanati, Vincenzo Danti was one of the major sculptors after the death of Bandinelli. He designed the catafalque for Michelangelo's funeral and structures for weddings and triumphal processions. The Honour Triumphant over Falsehood was his first Florentine sculpture. The quickly carved work was from a single block; it lead to a series of commissions from Sforza Almeni, the chamberlain of Cosimo I.