CORNIOLE, Giovanni delle
(b. ca. 1470, Pisa, d. ca. 1516, Pisa)

Cameo Portrait of Savonarola

before 1502
Cameo in cornelian, 4,2 x 3,3 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

The engraving in pure cornelian depicts Savonarola in profile, with his hood falling across his forehead, highlighting his severely profound and strong-willed expression.

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