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    • 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 ...
    • Lamb of God (Agnus Dei) 

      Andrea della Robbia, Giovanni della Robbia, and workshop
      This glazed terracotta tondo with the Lamb of God, or Agnus Dei, in the centre is the coat of arms of the wool guild of Florence, who assumed patronage of the Opera del Duomo in 1331. The work dates to 1487, and the payment ...
    • Lamentation 

      Alberto di Betto d'Assisi
      This painted wood sculptural group, currently difficult to see behind an eighteenth-century metal grate under an altar in the Cathedral of Siena, was originally commissioned by Ser Galgano di Cerbone as a part of a a larger, ...
    • Lamentation 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta altarpiece, currently housed in the Museo di San Marco in Florence, was originally made for a wayside shrine (near Castello di Legro), as is clear from the inscription (Jeremiah I: 12), calling the ...
    • Last Judgment 

      Giovanni della Robbia
      This altarpiece is one of a pair made for the observant Franciscan friary of San Girolamo in Volterra. The inscription identifies the date as 1501 and the patron as Michelagniolo di Nicholao Ceheregli. The work, in glazed ...
    • Last Supper 

      unknown artist
      This painted terracotta sculpture is in one of the chapels of the Sacro Monte at San Vivaldo. The Sacro Monte (literally sacred mountain) is a pilgrimage site built by the Franciscans. Small chapels each contain painted ...
    • Lavabo 

      Giovanni della Robbia
      This elaborate glazed terracotta lavabo (fountain for the ritual washing of hands) is situated in the sacristy of the Dominican church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence. It is generally considered to be one of the earliest ...
    • Madonna 

      unknown Tuscan artist
      This fragmentary painted wood statue depicts the Virgin Mary (as is clear from her typical blue cloak over a red dress). Because of the active pose, the figure likely was originally a part of a group of statues that enacted ...
    • Madonna Adoring the Child 

      Andrea della Robbia, workshop of
      This glazed terracotta sculpture of the Madonna Adoring the Child (also known as the Madonna del Cuscino), was placed in the Cathedral of Arezzo in c. 1817. It is one of many versions of this popular subject made by the ...
    • Madonna Adoring the Child 

      Andrea della Robbia
      In the centre of this tondo, Mary is shown in adoration of the infant Jesus. Surrounding the central image are ten cherubs that are in turn framed by a garland containing fruits and nuts, among them apples, oranges, and ...
    • Madonna Adoring the Child 

      Andrea della Robbia
      Andrea della Robbia made several versions of this composition, probably using a mold. He then customized each, for example by changing the framing elements and adding a familial coat of arms. Here the arms are those of ...
    • Madonna Adoring the Child 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta relief (in the Museo di San Matteo in Pisa) is one of many made by Andrea della Robbia and his workshop of the Virgin Mary adoring her child, though this is the only known example of this particular ...
    • Madonna and Child 

      Giovanni Fetti, attributed to
      This painted wood sculpture of the Madonna and Child stands on what looks to be an integral base, on which an inscription identifies her as Mary "Bentornata" (more or less "welcome back"). Mary smiles, as her child tickles ...
    • Madonna and Child 

      Baccio da Montelupo, attributed to
      This half-length glazed terracotta Madonna is currently housed in San Concordo in Contrada in Lucca, along with similar half-length terracotta images of St. Romano and St. Pellegrino, which presumably originally flanked ...
    • Madonna and Child 

      Donatello, follower of
      This relief, made of marble, partially gilded with coloured glass inserts, is set into the elaborate nineteenth century Lombardi funereal monument in the wall of the Medici Chapel in Santa Croce in Florence. The composition ...
    • Madonna and Child 

      unknown artist
      This painted terracotta relief is one of many half-length images of the Madonna and Child that were made for domestic devotion in the fifteenth century. This intimate composition, with the Jesus nestled against his mother, ...
    • Madonna and Child 

      unknown artist
      This poorly preserved painted stucco relief is one of many half-length images of the Madonna and Child that were made for domestic devotion in the fifteenth century. This intimate composition, with the faces of the figures ...
    • Madonna and Child 

      Benedetto Buglioni
      This glazed terracotta relief is a variation on a popular composition that seems to have been created originally by Andrea del Verrocchio, known as the Madonna of the Cushion or Birmingham Madonna. Buglioni has copied quite ...
    • Madonna and Child 

      unknown artist
      This sculpture (probably made of painted terracotta) is currently in Santissima Annunziata, Arezzo, but was very likely made originally for domestic devotion. These half-length Madonna's, often reproduced from molds in ...
    • Madonna and Child 

      Lorenzo Ghiberti, workshop of
      This painted terracotta sculpture (Oratorio di San Sebastiano, Florence) is one of many half-length terracotta reliefs of the Madonna and Child, often used for domestic devotion and then later donated to churches or ...