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Arnolfo di Cambio (born c. 1245 in Florence, died c. 1302 in Florence) was an Italian artist and architect.

He started his career as assistant to Nicola Pisano in Siena, working on the pulpit in the Duomo. He quickly became renowned for his skills, and was entrusted with the job of constructing the outer circle of the city walls at Florence, and the corn-market in the same city.

He went to Rome in 1277, and started working for Charles of Anjou. In Rome, he was influenced by Classical and Late Antique sculpture as well as the French Gothic style.

Works in RomeEdit

Church Work Date
San Paolo fuori le mura Baldachino
Santa Cecilia in Trastevere Baldachino
San Pietro in Vaticano Statue of St Peter (attributed)
Santa Maria in Aracoeli Architectural alterations
San Giovanni in Laterano Tomb of Cardinal Annibaldi
Santa Maria Maggiore Statuettes for Christmas crib
Santa Prassede Tomb of Cardinal Anchero

Selected works outside RomeEdit

  • City walls in Florence
  • Corn-market in Florence
  • Loggia in Florence (1285)
  • Piazza dei Priori (1285)
  • Chapel at the Badia (abbey) at Florence
  • Campanile at the Badia (abbey) at Florence (completed after his death)
  • Designed the church Santa Croce in Florence (1294)
  • Design and planning of buildings in upper Val d'Arno (1295)
  • Original design for the cathedral Santa Maria dei Fiore in Florence
  • Palace of the Signoria in Florence
  • Votive chapel of St Boniface VIII in the old San Pietro in Vaticano (signed work, 1301)

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