Mar 27, 2012

Angel from a Tomb

Angel from a Tomb


Part of a set. See all set records

workshop of Tino di Camaino

(Italian, c. 1285–1337)


Overall: 99.7 x 63.2 x 20.3 cm (39 1/4 x 24 7/8 x 8 in.)

Weight: 111.584 kg (246 lbs.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1925.1343


Tino da Camaino was active in Siena, Pisa, and Florence after 1311 where he established his reputation as an important and gifted sculptor. In 1323 he was summoned to the Angevin court at Naples, probably by King Robert of Anjou to work on the sepulchral monument of the king's daughter-in-law, Catherine of Austria. During the remainder of his life, Tino created a remarkable series of tomb sculptures in Naples. This pair of marble angels most likely represents the work of a member of Tino's workshop produced for one of these Neapolitan tombs, either during the final years of the master's life, or else independently after Tino's death in 1337.

See also
MED - Gothic
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email [email protected].

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.