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  • Paisley, Scotland’s Nineteenth-Century Shawl Designers: Innovators or Imitators? 

    Quaile, Sheilagh
    Facilitated by increased trade between Asia and Europe, handloom-woven shawls from the Kashmir region of the Indian subcontinent became desirable clothing for Europeans connected with trade in India during the mid-eighteenth ...
  • An Investigation of the Susceptibility of Acrylic Emulsion Paints to Biodeterioration by Mould: Developing a Methodology for the Study of Microbial Activity on Modern Paints 

    Biggs, Kyna
    The biodeterioration of cultural heritage is a considerable concern for cultural institutions as the material variety within heritage objects provides diverse ecological niches for microorganisms to colonize. Due to limited ...
  • Sacraments (reliefs from the north side of the Campanile, Florence Cathedral) 

    Andrea Pisano and workshop
    When Giotto died in 1337, Andrea Pisano became capomaestro for the unfinished Campanile (bell tower) beside the Florence Cathedral. Andrea and his workshop produced a comprehensive program of over fifty marble relief ...
  • Medieval studies (reliefs from the east side of the Campanile, Florence Cathedral) 

    Andrea Pisano and workshop
    When Giotto died in 1337, Andrea Pisano became capomaestro for the unfinished Campanile (bell tower) beside the Florence Cathedral. Andrea and his workshop produced a comprehensive program of over fifty marble relief ...
  • Theological and Cardinal Virtues (reliefs from the south side of the Campanile, Florence Cathedral) 

    Andrea Pisano and workshop
    When Giotto died in 1337, Andrea Pisano became capomaestro for the unfinished Campanile (bell tower) beside the Florence Cathedral. Andrea and his workshop produced a comprehensive program of over fifty marble relief ...
  • Planets (reliefs from the west side of the Campanile, Florence Cathedral) 

    Andrea Pisano and workshop
    When Giotto died in 1337, Andrea Pisano became capomaestro for the unfinished Campanile (bell tower) beside the Florence Cathedral. Andrea and his workshop produced a comprehensive program of over fifty marble relief ...
  • Madonna and Child with Angels 

    Andrea della Robbia
    Andrea della Robbia was paid twenty gold florins (about the cost of 7000 eggs at the time) to make this glazed terracotta lunette that was finished in 1489. It was made for the Residenza dell'Opera in the Cathedral of Santa ...
  • Crucifix 

    Unknown Florentine artist
    This painted wood crucifix by an unknown artist once hung in a prominent position above the high altar in the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. As is typical of crucifixes from the late fifteenth century, Jesus hangs in ...
  • Bust of St Mary Magdalene 

    Giovanni Bandini
    This painted terracotta bust attributed to Giovanni Bandini dates to the second half of the sixteenth century. The figure is probably Mary Magdalene who is often recognized by her long, wild hair (a reminder of her time ...
  • St. Sebastian 

    Leonardo del Tasso and Chimenti del Tasso (sculpting) and attributed to Filippino Lippi (painting)
    Leonardo del Tasso sculpted this statue of St. Sebastian for the family tomb in Sant'Ambrogio, in Florence, just before he died in 1500 (possibly of the plague, which would explain the choice of St. Sebastian). The del ...
  • Fra Girolamo Savonarola 

    Unknown Florentine sculptor (perhaps a member of the Della Robbia workshop)
    This small stucco relief depicts Girolamo Savonarola, the fiery Dominican preacher who was so persuasive that he gained control not only of the monastery of San Marco but also of the government of Venice, and held great ...
  • Christ the Redeemer 

    Unknown Florentine artist
    This painted bust dated to the first quarter of the sixteenth century loosely resembles an image type known as Christ the Redeemer that was popularized by Verrocchio and his workshop in the late quattrocento. The prototype ...
  • Dovizia 

    Della Robbia workshop, possibly Fra Mattia (Marco) della Robbia
    This glazed terracotta statuette depicts a female allegory of abundance, known as Dovizia in Italian. The woman wears a clingy, revealing dress reminiscent of an ancient goddess, and she stands confidently, balancing an ...
  • Baby Jesus 

    Unknown Florentine sculptor
    This painted wood sculpture of baby Jesus is attributed to an unknown artist and dated to the sixteenth century. It was found deep in a cupboard in the sacristy of the Cathedral of Montalcino. The sculpture is likely ...
  • Crucifix 

    Pietro Torrigiano, attributed to
    Scholars believe this painted wood Crucifix was an early work by Pietro Torrigiano, a sculptor who trained in the Giardino di San Marco in Florence and later worked in England and Spain. This sculpture is the only one made ...
  • Crucifix 

    Baccio da Montelupo
    A recent restoration in 2012 has established an attribution of this painted wood crucifix to Baccio da Montelupo, a sculptor who led a successful workshop in Florence in the second half of the fifteenth century. Similar ...
  • Crucifix 

    Giovanni di Balduccio
    As early as 1333 this painted wood crucifix attributed to Giovanni Balduccio hung in the Baptistry in Florence where it was venerated as a miraculous image. The life-size sculpture was said to be made from the sacred elm ...
  • Madonna and Child 

    Antonio Rossellino, manner of (sculpting) and Master of the Castello Nativity, attributed to (painting)
    This painted and gilded relief of the Virgin and Child is based on a prototype design attributed to the Florentine sculptor, Antonio Rossellino, and was made sometime in the 1460s when the artist was training in his brother ...
  • Madonna and Child 

    After Benedetto da Maiano
    This relief of the Virgin and Child is one among many devotional sculptures made of stucco and painted and gilded with expensive-looking materials. The sculpture probably comes from the workshop of Benedetto da Maiano, or ...
  • Coronation of the Virgin with St. Dominic and St. Francis 

    Benedetto Buglioni
    This glazed terracotta altarpiece is attributed to Benedetto Buglioni and was made on a commission for Mona Francesca in 1520, as specified by the inscription on the predella of the sculpture. Buglioni was a Florentine ...

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