MINO DA FIESOLE
(b. 1429, Poppi, d. 1484, Firenze)
Alfonso of Aragon-
Marble, 52 x 44 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
Alfonso V (13961458), was the king of Aragon (1416-58) and king of Naples (as Alfonso I, 1442-58), whose military campaigns in Italy and elsewhere in the central Mediterranean made him one of the most famous men of his day. After conquering Naples, he transferred his court there. His byname was Alfonso the Magnanimous. He was a key player in Italian politics of the fifteenth century.
Mino's portrait relief shows the ruler in contemporary garb.