Ludovico Podocataro's tomb

The tomb of Ludovico Podocataro can be seen in the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome (Piazza del Popolo, 12).

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The noteworthy Podocataro monument is on the right wall of the transept, by the workshop of Bregno. On its left is the corridor leading to the sacristy. It was erected by his nephew Livio Podocataro, apostolic notary, solicitor of the Pontifical Letters, canon of Trevigi and archbishop of Nicosia.

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Together with the representation of the four virtues, the Monument to Cardinal Podocataro has the particular Nordic iconography of Christ reclining on the Virgin's knee.

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Relief of his arms on his funeral monument.

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LVD. PODOCATHARO CYPRIO PRESB. T.S. AGATHAE CARD. CAPVTAQVEN. N PHILOSOPHO ILLIVS TEMPESTATIS DOCTISS. ET ELOQVENTISS. IN RE ECCLESIASTICA GVBERNANDA MVLTOS ANNOS DIFFICILLIMIS TEMPORIB. SVMMA PRVDENTIAE IVDICII INTEGRITATIS LAVDE VERSATO EIVSQ. ERGO AMPLISS. DIGNITATIS PRAEMIO OPTIMIS PARTVM QVIBVSQ. EXPOSTVLANTIB. ADEPTO DIGNOQ. OMIVM SENTENTIA MAIORA ACCIPERE QVI MAXIMA ESSET CONSECVTVS VIX. ANN. LXXV.

  • Photos and main text by Ludovica Vallone moc.em|enollavacivodul#| and Camilla Petrucci ti.liamtoh|iccurtepallimac#| (December 2018)
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Bibliography

  • Gaetano Marini, Degli archiatri, Pagliarini, Roma 1784, vol. 1, pp. 218-227.

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