Monumento a Gattamelata
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massimoswitz
Opfikon, Switzerland700 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
You cannot miss this beautiful statue, a masterpiece of Donatello which is located right in front of the side entrance of the Basilica of Sant` Antonio.
Written June 22, 2020
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B d A
Athens, Greece959 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
Fine workmanship, synthesis, detail. expression, poise depicting a mercenary. The patina and the birds touching and go add to it. However it is strictly in positional geometry stretching the observer's angle of elevation that is it is placed very high. Fine relief work at the 'wardroby' pedestal.
Juxtaposed to Sant Antonio's Basiica it adds and detracts too. The multidome brick edifice has a corresponging byzantinische + military tent camp gravitas, Unique in toto and free and without queueing
Written June 17, 2018
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,670 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Initially, I didn't think this bronze equestrian statue could possibly be important. There it stood, on a high pedestal to the left of the Basilica of Sant Antonio's entrance. Placed right at the edge of a main street, it looked at traffic and was blocked by nearby souvenir stands. As I approached from the church, the horse's tail faced me and I had no reason to think this would be a worthwhile stop. But at a much closer viewpoint, I was amazed by the details in the horse and rider. Created by Donatello, this early Renaissance statue, with its focus on naturalism, became the prototype for Western equestrian statues.

Installed in 1453, the statue shows Gattamelata (Erasmo da Narmi), the leader of mercenary troops for the Republic of Venice, astride a massive horse. In armor, Gattamelata carries a baton and has a long sword. He sits upright with a serious expression. The horse looks to the left and down at any observer below. Its left front hoof is balanced on a small cannon ball.

After seeing this remarkable work up close, I crossed the traffic circle to get a more global perspective. During my visit here, the basilica seemed to be the main attraction for the myriad visitors to the square. I saw no others showing an interest in Donatello's creation.
Written February 4, 2019
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DilrukshiH
Colombo, Sri Lanka2,693 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
A beautiful bronze monument like most monuments in Italy, full of history, well maintained.
It was built by the famous artist Donatello on a request by the Venetian General Gattamellata 's widow.
The honour of having your statue riding a horse (Equestrian Monument) was given to this general although he was not a victorious leader, but the rulers of that era thought he deserved it.
Written December 4, 2016
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coconutugly
Marbella, Spain1,999 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
We had our hotel room looking onto this statue, but underneath scaffolding unfortunately. If it could be viewed, this Piazza would hold 4 must-sees
Written December 2, 2023
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,906 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This statue was for the coming centuries the example, how to make a statue of a noble on the horse. Erasmo de Narmi - the Gattamelata was a leader of the Venetian troops.
Written September 8, 2019
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria22,206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
One of the best examples of the Renaissance Sculpture built by Donatello. Located in front of Basilica di Sant'Antonio
Written April 12, 2019
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romanshorner
Munich, Germany1,191 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
Once you are here (e.g. for visiting the basilica), you should also pay little attention to this statue.
Written February 28, 2019
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX7,015 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
This statue is located just outside the main entrance and facade of the basilica of St. Anthony, in the heart of Padua. it represents and Commendatore, a Venetian soldier who fought for and protected Padua in the middle ages. it is a beautifully executed sculpture, that has weathered well.
Written October 29, 2018
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX7,015 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Erasmo da Narni, a Renaissance mercenary is the subject of this magnificent equestrian statue, standing just to the side of the entrance to the St. Anthony Basilica in Piazza del Santo. It was completed in 1453. It is considered one of Donatello's masterpieces.
Written March 7, 2018
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