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    • Adoration of the Magi 

      Andrea della Robbia, attributed to
      Despite being excuted in cold-painted terracotta, rather than his trademark glazed terracotta, this sculptural group, along with the Nativity group made for the niche opposite in the Cappella della Madonna of the Cathedral ...
    • Angels in Flight 

      Giovanni della Robbia
      These two glazed terracotta angels, found today in the Museo Bandini in Fiesole, are thought to have been part of a larger group, now lost, that may have included the dove of the Holy Spirit (as rays of heavenly light are ...
    • The Assumption and Mary giving her girdle to St. Thomas, with St. John the Baptist and St. Lawrence 

      Giovanni della Robbia
      This splendid glazed terracotta niche is over the portal of the oratory of the Madonna delle Grazie in San Giovanni Valdarno. Filippo Buondelmonti and Jacopo Salviati, prominent patrons with ties to Pope Leo X, commissioned ...
    • Assumption of the Virgin 

      Andrea della Robbia, workshop of
      This glazed terracotta sculpture of the Assumption of the Virgin, attributed to the workshop of Andrea della Robbia, was one of several placed in the Cathedral of Arezzo in the nineteenth century. Photograph(s) licensed ...
    • Baby Jesus in a Mandorla 

      Giovanni della Robbia
      This statue of the infant Jesus in benediction and holding symbols of the Passion (nails and a crown of thorns) is though to have been a part of a larger group, now lost. The work is of glazed terracotta and can be found ...
    • Bust of a Youth in a Garland 

      Andrea della Robbia
      The original location and subject of this bust are unknown. Angelo Maria Bandini referred to the work as ""St. Ansanus,"" but there is insufficient evidence to support this identification. The modeling, meditative turn of ...
    • Christ on the Cross with Mary and John 

      Michele da Firenze (Michele di Niccolò Dini)
      Michele da Firenze specialized in painted terracotta sculptures -- though he is documented as a stonecarver, only his works in terracotta survive. This badly damaged group of Christ on the Cross between the mourning Mary ...
    • Christ the Redeemer 

      Benedetto da Maiano, workshop of
      This painted terracotta bust of Christ, with a wooden halo, located today in the Museo Bandini in Fiesole, was created by the workshop of Benedetto da Maiano. This is one of many such terracotta busts of Christ produced ...
    • Christ the Redeemer 

      Agnolo di Polo, attributed to
      This painted terracotta bust of Christ, is attributed to Agnolo di Polo (b. 1470 d. 1526), a follower of Verrocchio. This is one of many such terracotta busts of Christ produced by Verrocchio, his workshop, and his followers ...
    • Crucifix 

      Donatello, circle of, attributed to
      This life-size wooden crucifix (placed in San Felice in Piazza by the Soprintendenza in 1929 and now in the Oratorio di San Sebastiano, Florence) is of debated attribution, but generally agreed to be early fifteenth-century, ...
    • Crucifix 

      Baccio da Montelupo, circle of, attributed to
      This smaller than life-size wooden crucifix belonged to the Compagnie di Santa Maria Imprunetana and del Santissimo Sacramento of San Felice in Piazza, which were situated in the Oratorio di San Sebastiano, Florence, which ...
    • Crucifix 

      Orcagna (Andrea di Cione)
      This wooden crucifix, currently in San Carlo dei Lombardi, was originally in Orsanmichele, where it was revered as a miraculous statue by the mid fifteenth century. Is was said to have spoken to St. Antoninus, who prayed ...
    • Crucifix 

      Andrea Ferrucci (Andrea da Fiesole)
      This wooden crucifix in Sta. Felicità in Florence has a loincloth made of a piece of fabric dipped in gesso and iron nails. The work is mentioned in Vasari. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 ...
    • Crucifix 

      unknown artist
      This large polychromed wood crucifix is first documented being carried in procession in 1335, but the devotions with which it became closely associated were those of the Bianchi in 1399. The Bianchi were a lay devotional ...
    • Crucifix 

      Benedetto da Maiano, attributed to
      The lifesize crucifix (in Sta. Caterina, Florence) is made from painted wood, with a loincloth made of fabric dipped in gesso and iron nails. Lisner attributes this work, with its refined, classicizing torso, either to the ...
    • Frame for a Mirror 

      Giovanni della Robbia, workshop of
      This glazed terracotta frame for a looking glass, now located in the Museo Bandini in Fiesole, is an example of profane furnishing. Above is a vase flanked by griffins and below is a blue shield topped by a winged figure ...
    • Fruit 

      Giovanni della Robbia, workshop of
      These bunches of glazed terracotta fruit, found today in the Museo Bandini in Fiesole, were once lids for now lost vases in the classical style. Lidded vases such as these were a common production of the Della Robbia ...
    • Fruit 

      Giovanni della Robbia, workshop of
      These bunches of glazed terracotta fruit, found today in the Museo Bandini in Fiesole, were once lids for now lost vases in the classical style. Lidded vases such as these were a common production of the Della Robbia ...
    • Funeral Monument of Francesco Roselli 

      Michele da Firenze (Michele di Niccolò Dini)
      Michele da Firenze specialized in terracotta -- though he is documented also as a stonecarver, only his works in terracotta survive. This elaborate tomb (originally painted) in San Francesco in Arezzo was made for the ...
    • knight saint 

      Benedetto Buglioni
      This statuette of glazed terracotta is identified as a saint in prayer owing to holes in its head that were used to attach a halo. The figure is sometimes identified as St. Ansanus. The sculpture can be found today in the ...