(b. ca. 1245, Colle di Valdelse, d. ca. 1310, Firenze)

Ciborium (detail)

Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, Rome

Alluding to the source of St Cecilia's inspiration, the spandrels of each side of the archivolts show the four evangelists and two prophets, while her purity and sagacity is underlined by the presence of two of the Wise Virgins.

The figures of the ciborium of Santa Cecilia are allowed a greater degree of independence from their architectural frame, as can be seen here in the mounted figure of St Tiburtius.

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