(b. ca. 1386, Firenze, d. 1466, Firenze)
Equestrian Statue of Gattamelata (detail)1447-50
Piazza del Santo, Padua
According to an expert, the uncovered head of Gattamelata seems like a physiognomical study. In fact the victorious captain's face is the type of the perfect condottiero - the hero-conqueror then being celebrated by Renaissance literature.