RIZZO, Antonio
(b. ca. 1430, Verona, d. ca. 1499)


c. 1485
Palazzo Ducale, Venice

This statue, now in the Museo dell'Opera in the Palazzo Ducale, was originally on the southern side of the Arco Foscari (the inner face of the Porta della Carta) where he may have held Doge Moro's coat of arms. He is wearing antique, body-molded armour. His clothes cling in ridged layers to his body. His young face is framed by unruly curls, and his lips are creased into a slightly bitter expression, reminiscent of Mantegna.

The picture shows the statue before restoration.