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  • All About Eve and Other Stories: Representations of Eve in French Romanesque Sculpture 

    Moubayed, Anna-Maria
    Traditionally unclothed, the figure of Eve made a sudden appearance on highly visible areas in the interior and exterior of European churches, built during the great architectural efflorescence of ca. 1100, now characterised ...
  • St. Anthony Abbot Enthroned 

    Michele da Firenze (Michele di Niccolò Dini), attributed to
    Michele da Firenze specialized in terracotta -- though he is documented also as a stonecarver, only his works in terracotta survive. This lifesize sculpture of Anthony Abbot comes from the church of the Ospedale di ...
  • Madonna and Child with Saints Sebastian and Julian 

    della Robbia, Workshop of
    This altarpiece of glazed terracotta shows the Madonna and Child enthroned and surrounded by Saints Sebastian and Julian. The predella contains scenes of St. Julian killing his parents, the Stigmatization of St. Francis, ...
  • St. Sebastian 

    unkown artist
    This sculpture of St. Sebastian, made of wood and displaying traces of paint, was once found in the Church of Saints Fabian and Sebastian, Arezzo and is now housed in the Museo Diocesano, Arezzo. Photograph(s) licensed ...
  • Trinity with Saints Bernardino and Donato 

    Andrea della Robbia and workshop
    Andrea della Robbia made this glazed terracotta altarpiece for the confraternity of the Misericordia, and it was kept in Santissima Trinità also known as the Chiesa della Misericordia) in Arezzo until it was moved to its ...
  • 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 ...
  • St. Miniato 

    Nanni di Bartolo, attributed to
    This richly polychromed and gilded image half-length sculpture of San Miniato (in San Miniato al Monte, Florence) was long thought to be made of terracotta and was published as such, but it is in fact a painted wood ...
  • St. Mary Magdalene 

    Desiderio da Settignano and Giovanni d'Andrea
    This statue of Mary Magdalene in penitence (Santa Trinita, Florence) was commissioned from Desiderio da Settignano (better known for his works in marble) by Annalena Malatesta in 1458-9, after her husband and son died, and ...
  • St. Donato 

    Andrea della Robbia, attributed to
    Andrea della Robbia is known for his glazed terracotta works, but this cold painted terracotta bust (now in the Cathedral of Arezzo) has also been attributed to him. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ...
  • 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 

    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 

    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 

    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 ...
  • St. Anne Presents the Immaculate Virgin with St. Francis and St. Anthony of Padua 

    Giovanni della Robbia
    This complex glazed terracotta altarpiece was commissioned for the Franciscan church of San Lucchese (near Poggibonsi) by Daddo Calcagni and his wife Tommasa Riccobaldi, whose coats of arms are in the predella. The imagery ...
  • Madonna and Child 

    Luca della Robbia
    The original location of this almost life-size glazed terracotta Madonna is unknown. In the eighteenth century it was donated to the Oratorio di San Tommaso d'Aquino, Florence, where it remains today in relative obscurity, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Madonna and Child 

    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 under lifesize statue of the Madonna and Child (known as the Madonna delle Lacrime) ...
  • Madonna and Child 

    Lorenzo Ghiberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, or Nanni di Banco
    Scholars agree that this painted and gilded terracotta Madonna and Child, housed in the Museo Bandini in Fiesole, is the work of a major artist of the early quattrocento, but the attribution has varied widely from earlier ...
  • Madonna and Child with Saints Donato, Mary Magdalene, Bernardino da Siena, and Apollonia 

    Andrea della Robbia, Giovanni della Robbia, and Marco della Robbia
    This glazed terracotta altarpiece was made for San Francesco in Arezzo and moved to its current location in the Cathedral of Arezzo in 1811. Andrea della Robbia carried out the commission in collaboration with two of his ...
  • St. Peter the Apostle 

    Giovanni della Robbia, workshop of
    This glazed terracotta statuette of St. Peter is attributed to the workshop of Giovanni della Robbia owing to the attention to details and the strong characterization of the face. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative ...

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