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Antico [Alari-Bonacolsi, Pier Jacopo di Antonio]locked

(b Mantua, c. 1460; d Gazzuolo, 1528).
  • Charles Avery

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Italian sculptor. An expert in goldsmith work, bronze sculpture and medals, he earned his nickname ‘Antico’ because of his ‘astonishing penetration of antiquity’ (Nesselrath). He achieved lasting fame through his small-scale re-creations (often also reinterpretations) of famous, but often fragmentary, statues of antiquity (e.g. the ...

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