Nanni di Banco

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Nanni di Bamco
Born c. 1385
Died 1421
Nationality Italian
Known for Sculptor
Movement Italian Renaissance
Quattro Santi Coronati, around 1408-15. Florence

Nanni d'Antonio di Banco (c. 1384 – 1421) was an Italian sculptor from Florence.

A contemporary of Donatello and Lorenzo Ghiberti, Nanni was a sculptor in fifteenth-century Florence.[1] He is well known for his sculpture group Four Crowned Martyrs (Quattro Santi Coronati) (1412–15) which was commissioned by the stone carvers and wood workers guild for the Church of Orsanmichele.[2] The significance of the this work is not only the striking naturalism and individuality of the figures, but also the complexity of construction of a sculpture group.

Giorgio Vasari includes a biography of Nanni di Banco in his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects.

Main works


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Orsanmichele Santa maria del fiore Fifteenth Century