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Wall of right-hand transept

Basilica dei Frari Wall of right-hand transeptEquestrian monument to Paolo Savelli

Paolo Savelli was a roman prince, commander of the Venetian troops, died in Padua in 1405. The equestrian statue that overlooks the urn where he is buried appears to be the first of its kind made in Venice. The urn is attributed to the school of Dalle Masegne or Rinaldino di Francia.

  • Artwork: Equestrian monument to Paolo Savelli.
  • Artist/Author: Jacopo della Quercia
  • Date: fifteenth century
  • Artistic Technique: Sculpture
  • Location: Wall of right-hand transept, left (number 24). See church plan.

Monument to Benedetto Pesaro

The monument to Benedict Pesaro frames the entrance door to the sacristy with four columns of the composite order. On these set the cenotaph of glorious commanding general who had conquered the Greek islands of Lefkas and Kefalonia. On either side are the statues of Neptune (left) and Mars (right) works of Michelangelo Baccio da Montelupo.

  • Artwork: Monument to Benedetto Pesaro.
  • Artist/Author: Giovanni Battista Bregno
  • Date: 1503
  • Artistic Technique: Sculpture
  • Location: Wall of right-hand transept, door (number 24). See church plan.

Tomb of Beato Pacifico

The monument was erected to him by Senator Scipione Bon who sold it to the blessed Pacifico. On the urn represents the Descent of Christ into Limbo and the Resurrection while in the niches are placed the theological virtues.

  • Artwork: Tomb of Beato Pacifico.
  • Artist/Author: Nanni di Bartolo detto il Rosso
  • Date: 1427
  • Artistic Technique: Sculpture
  • Location: Wall of right-hand transept, right (number 24). See church plan.
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