Purchased from Oronzio Lelli in 1888 for £16 (20 lire)
Bust of Bishop Leonardo Salutati
Mino da Fiesole (1429-1484)
From the tomb of Bishop Salutati in the Cathedral, Fiesole, Italy
The base supporting the bust is signed OPVS MINI. The bust sits on the wall beneath the sarcophagus which is inscribed: OSSA/LEONARDVS SALVTATVS CIVILIS/ PONTIFIQ' IVRIS CONSVLTVS EPVSQ'/FESV VIVENS SIBJ POSVIT.VALE LECTOR/ET ME PRECIBVS ADIVVA.M.CCCCLXVI (Bones/Leonardo Salutati, civil and papal jurisconsult and bishop of Fiesole, while still living, placed (this monument) to himself. Farewell reader, and help me with prayers. 1466).