Funeral Monument for Pope Innocent VIII

Antonio Benci

St. Peter's Basilica


A typical wall monument, which had quite an impact on the roman artistic scene at the time. It is distinguishable from other preceding monuments of the kind because the deceased does not only appear stretched out above the coffin, but also full of life in the upper section and in the act of giving a benediction.

Pollaiolo, a few years earlier, had already created the monument for Sixtus IV (1484-93), today visible in the Treasury of Saint Peter's.



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