• JILL CARRINGTON deposited Erudition, Devotion and Salvation in the Pietro Roccabonella Tomb in Padua in the group Group logo of Religious StudiesReligious Studies on Humanities Commons 6 years, 8 months ago

    In the original arrangement of the since-dismembered tomb, the costly life-size bronze panel of Roccabonella seated in his study faced the life-size bronze panel of the Virgin and Child adored by St. Francis and St. Peter; the two panels and their arrangement present Roccabonella’s erudition as well as his devotion to the holy figures depicted in the panel. The Virgin’s throne is adorned with two statuettes of putti, one blowing a horn and the other clapping cymbals, horned owls and a frieze of running putti which allude to the erudition of the deceased, the danger of sin and the joys of the heavenly kingdom.