Matteo de' Pasti
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Matteo was born in Verona. He worked on many royal commissions, including work for Lionello d'Este and Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta. Matteo collaborated with the architect Leone Battista Alberti on the design and construction of the Tempio Malatestiano in Rimini. Some of his works reside at the Cleveland Museum of Art  and the British Museum  He died in Rimini.
In 1461 he was send by Sigismondo Malatesta to Istanbul to work at Mekhmed II's court. But sculptor failed to reach Istanbul because he was arrested as a spy by the Venetian authorities in Crete.
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- "Matteo di Andrea de' Pasti Brief Biography". Archived from the original on 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-11-10.
- "Matteo medals". Retrieved 2008-11-10. [dead link]
- "Matteo medals". Archived from the original on 2008-08-07. Retrieved 2008-11-10.
- RABY, J. (1982). A Sultan of Paradox: Mehmed the Conqueror as a Patron of the Arts. Oxford Art Journal, 5(1), 3–8
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- European sculpture and metalwork, a collection catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on de' Pasti (see index)
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