(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)

Bronze nudes

Cappella Sistina, Vatican

The bronze-coloured male nudes, on either side of a ram's skull, recline on the cornice of the pendentive in which the bible story of Judith and Holofernes is represented. On the other hand, the pairs of putti below the projection of the cornice delimiting the central part of the vault simulate groups sculpted in stone. They are placed, respectively, at the sides of the throne of the Delphic Sibyl (those on the left) and the prophet Zechariah (those in the right).