(b. ca. 1386, Firenze, d. 1466, Firenze)
Equestrian Statue of Gattamelata1447-50
Bronze, 340 x 390 cm (without base)
Piazza del Santo, Padua
The monument to Erasmo da Narni - who found fame as Gattamelata (honey cat) - is still a prominent urban feature in Padua. The military leader mounted on his horse and with his staff of command in his hand dominates the Piazza del Santo.