Bishop Leonardo Salutati

Bishop Leonardo Salutati

Purchased from Oronzio Lelli in 1888 for £16 (20 lire)

Original:

Bust of Bishop Leonardo Salutati
Mino da Fiesole (1429-1484)
Dated 1466
Marble
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).