|I was unable to determine how many of Melozzo's fresco angels survive. |
Some sources date them as early as 1472.
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|Pope Sixtus IV appoints Bartolomeo Platina prefect of the Vatican Library, fresco, c. 1477, Melozzo da Forli.|
|Enlarged section of the dome for the sake of detail.|
|Notice that each figure bears a plaque much like a modern-day cartoon balloon.|
|Melozzo's dome crowned the Basilica della Santa Casa, in Loreto. (The façade was designed by Giovanni Boccalini da Carpi and completed in 1586.)|
|Ceiling of Sagrestia di S. Giovanni, ca 1479, Luca Signorelli.|
|Triumphant Christ, 1481-83, Melozzo da Forli. Its influence as to Michelangelo's |
Christ in his Last Judgment is more than a passing resemblance.