Antelami, Benedetto degli

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Antelami, Benedetto degli or Antelmi, Benedetto degli (fl. 1178–1233). Italian sculptor and architect, responsible for the towering octagonal Romanesque Baptistry at Parma (1196–1216, but not completed until 1270): the exterior treatment has four tiers of open colonnaded galleries. Also attributed to him are the pilgrimage-church of Borgo San Donnino (Fidenza—late C12 and early C13), and the Church of Sant'Andrea at Vercelli (1219–26) in which the transition from Romanesque to Gothic is clearly expressed.

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K. Forster (1961);
Quintavalle (1990)