(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)
Lunette and Popes1475-83, 1508-12
Cappella Sistina, Vatican
Above the upper cornice are situated the lunettes. Between each window below the lunettes, in fictive niches, run images (painted in the Quattrocento) of the first popes - from Peter to Marcellus - who practiced their ministry in times of great persecution and were martyred.