Portrait of a Gentleman in Armor

Artist:Circle of Giacomo Colombo (Este, Padua, 1663 - Naples 1731)


Geographic area :Naples

Technique:relief mosaic in multicolored marble


This oval in polychrome stone on black background comes from the d’Avalos collection and probably portrays Cesare Michelangelo d’Avalos, 8th Marquis del Vasto (1667-1729). This relief, carved in soft stones and set in an oval, is possibly the work of Giacomo Colombo (1663-1731), a Neapolitan sculptor who first specialized in polychrome wood sculpture, and then moved on to working on marble funeral monuments.