(b. 1431, Isola di Carturo, d. 1506, Mantova)
Bronze, height 47 cm
Cappella di Giovanni Battista, Sant'Andrea, Mantua
This bust in Mantegna's funerary chapel is a very natural portrait with his head encircled by a laurel wreath, following the tradition of the portraits of Roman patricians. The bronze cast was created by a medallion maker after a clay model made by Mantegna himself.