Tenerani, Pietro

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Pietro Tenerani (pyĕ´trō tānārä´nē), c.1789–1869, Italian sculptor. He studied with both Canova and Thorvaldsen. Of his many works on classical and Christian subjects, the best known include Psyche with Pandora's Box, Cupid and Venus, and Deposition from the Cross, a large relief in the Lateran, Rome. He made the tomb of Pius VIII in St. Peter's, Rome, and a statue of Bolívar for Colombia.