Bust of Michelangelo, Muses of Sculpture, Painting and Architecture - (Buonarroti Simoni) - Florence, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 43° 46.121 E 011° 15.714
32T E 682051 N 4848667
Quick Description: Tomb of Michelangelo Buonarroti Simoni contains a marble bust of Michelangelo and three allegorical sculptures representing the muses of sculpture, painting and architecture. The tomb is located at the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 3/11/2022 12:24:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM15WT9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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Long Description:

Giorgio Vasari designed the tomb of Michelangelo. A pedestal in the center of the tomb contains a bust of Michelangelo sculpted by Giovanni Battista Lorenzi. Seated on marble base are three allegorical sculptures. They are from left to right:

Sculpture by Valerio Cioli
Painting by Battista Lorenzi
Architecture by Giovanni Bandini, better known as Giovanni dell'Opera

The below the tomb is inscribed:

MICHAELI ANGELO BONAROTIO
E VETVSTA SIMONIORVM FAMILIA
SCVLPTORI PICTORI ET ARCHITECTO
FAMA OMNIBVS NOTISSIMO
LEONARDVS PATRVO AMANTISS. ET DE SE OPTIME MERITO
TRANSLATIS ROMA EIVS OSSIBVS ATQVE IN HOC TEMPLO MAIOR
SVOR SEPVLCRO CONDITIS COHORTANTE SERENISS, COSMO MED.
MAGNO HETRYVRIAE DVCE P. C.
ANN. SAL. M.D. LXX.
VIXIT ANN, LXXXVILL M.XI.D.XV,

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