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Benedetto Cervi  

active: about 1520 - about 1540 Milan, Italy

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Unfortunately little is known about this High Renaissance sculptor. A historian in Benedetto Cervi's own time grouped him alongside Donatello and another famous goldsmith as a rival of the ancients, praising in particular his ability to carve in relief "legs and other parts in the round." This historian also wrote that Cervi carved the battle reliefs of an uncompleted tomb that was his master's most famous sculptural project.

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Apocryphal Mtg / Cervi
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Italian, 1520s-1530s