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

Sportello (Safe Door)

Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

The first relief Danti undertook in Florence was a safe door that consisted almost entirely of framing elements. Its central scene shows a ruler burning books, but the designer gave the majority of the space over to commentaries on the episode.