Tomb of Filippo Decio

Tomb of Filippo Decio

Purchased from Messrs Franchi and Son in 1865 for £65

Original:

Tomb of Filippo Decio
Stagio Stagi (1496-1563)
1534
Marble
Campo Santo, Pisa, Italy

The inscription records the career of the celebrated lawyer, Filippo Decio (d. 1535), who lectured at the universities (studi) of Florence, Siena, Padua and Pavia, and also taught in France. He ended his career in Florence, providing for this monument with the handsome stipend he earned there.