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Churches >  Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli
Virgin and Child

Author: Giovanni Giorgio Lascaris
Century: XVI°
DATE: XV century POSITION: tympanum, over the entrance door METHOD : sculpture, high-relief  MATERIAL: marble

The sculptures on the upper levels were engraved by different gouges of various talents, not all belonging to the workshop of Pietro Lomabardo.

The Virgin and Child, in the tympanum over the altar, is an advanced style of work and is of remarkable quality.

The signature of the artist, "Pyrgoteles" engraved in Roman letters on small plaque is noteworthy; which is the erudite pen name of Giovanni Giorgio Lascaris, a very appreciated sculptor in that epoch.
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