(b. 1483, Urbino, d. 1520, Roma)
The Battle at Pons Milvius (detail)1520-24
Sala di Constantino, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican
One of the most arresting details of the fresco is a motif of profound pathos, demonstrating the grief of a veteran soldier over the death of a young comrade. This is based on a classical motif from the Trajanic reliefs.