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    • Pentecost 

      Benedetto Buglioni, attributed to
      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 ...
    • Pietà 

      Workshop of Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta altarpiece is one of two made for the church of San Lorenzo, Bibbiena, by the workshop of Andrea della Robbia. Because the predella contains the arms of Pope Leo X and Cardinal Bernardo Dovizi of ...
    • Pietà 

      unknown artist
      Traces of the original polychromy of this small fifteenth-century sculpture of the Pietà survive. The head of the Madonna was added in a later restoration. This subject, the Pietà, the Virgin holding her dead son on her ...
    • Pietà with Saints 

      Santi Buglioni, attributed to
      This painted terracotta sculpture in San Salvatore al Monte in Florence has been attributed to Santi Buglioni, a sculptor who worked both in glazed terracotta and in cold-painted terracotta. The Pietà (Mary mourning over ...
    • Pietà with Saints 

      Fra Ambrogio della Robbia, attributed to
      This sculptural group depicts the devotional icon of the Pietà, Mary holding her dead son on her lap, just as she had held him as a baby, with the addition of two saints, probably Mary Magdalene at Christ's feet and the ...
    • Putti with Garlands 

      Giovanni della Robbia
      These two putti in glazed terracotta, found today in the Museo Bandini in Fiesole, are thought to have originally been placed in the upper part of niches. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 ...
    • quince 

      Della Robbia Workshop
      This glazed terracotta fruit (quince) are housed in the Casa Museo di Rodolfo Siviero in Florence. Many of these terracotta fruit were made for domestic decoration by the Della Robbia workshop in the sixteenth century. ...
    • The Raising of Drusiana 

      Donatello
      When Brunelleschi designed this chapel, a famous monument of Renaissance architecture, he may have intended the circle of grey stone in the lunettes and spandrels, frieze, and niche shaped compartments below to be empty, ...
    • Reliquary Bust of a Saint 

      Mariano d'Agnolo Romanelli
      This painted wood bust has a cavity in the head to hold relics. (The crown masks the opening.) The polychrome flesh tones and gilding on the hair are original, whereas the painting on the garment, lace on the neck, and ...
    • Reliquary Bust of one of the 11,000 Virgins of Cologne 

      unknown Florentine sculptor or Mariano d'Agnolo Romanelli, attributed to
      This painted wood bust of one of the 11,000 virgin companions of St. Ursula, made in the late fourteenth century and housed in the museum of Santa Maria Novella, has a glass covered container for a tiny relic, set into a ...
    • Reliquary Bust of St. Anastasia 

      Matteo Civitali. workshop of
      This reliquary bust, currently housed in the museum of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, depicts St. Anastasia, as made clear by the inscription inside the glass vitrine embedded in her dress, which also contains a relic ...
    • Reliquary Bust of St. Mary Magdalene 

      Matteo Civitali. workshop of
      This reliquary bust, currently housed in the museum of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, depicts St. Mary Magdalene, as suggested by her long loose golden hair (a reminder of the moment at which she was thought to have ...
    • Reliquary Bust of St. Ursula or one the 11,000 Virgins of Cologne 

      Maestro del Crocifisso dei Disiplinati or Mariano d'Agnolo Romanelli or another unknown sculptor
      This painted wood bust of either St. Ursula or one of her 11,000 companions, made in the late fourteenth century and housed in the museum of Santa Maria Novella, has five glass covered containers for tiny relics, set into ...
    • Resurrection 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta lunette, now in the portico of the Accademia dei Belli Arti in Florence, was made for Santa Chiara in Florence, a small church which was renovated under the patronage of Jacopo Borgianni starting in ...
    • Roof tiles 

      Santi Buglioni
      These glazed terracotta tiles (now housed in the Museo Civico, Montepulciano) are all that survive of the original covering of the dome of San Biagio in Montepulciano, the architectural masterpiece of Antonio da Sangallo. ...
    • Saint Anthony Abbot 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta relief of Saint Anthony Abbot, by Andrea della Robbia, is found in the Chiesa Maggiore of La Verna. The sculpture is on the right side of the arch around the high altar, and therefore would have ...
    • Saint Francis 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta relief of Saint Francis, by Andrea della Robbia, is found in the Chiesa Maggiore of La Verna. The sculpture is on the left side of the arch around the high altar, and therefore would have complemented ...
    • Saint Prosdocimus and an Unidentified Saint 

      Donatello, attributed to
      These bas-relief fragments are found today in the Fondazione Salvatore Romano and date to c. 1450. Originally, the two saints were likely flanked by other saints and all were turned towards a central divine image. The ...
    • St. Agnes 

      Benedetto Buglioni
      This statuette of St. Agnes (generally shown with a lamb, but here with a kid) was likely used for private devotion, possibly by a young girl. The figure has been rendered from terracotta partially glazed and her complexion ...
    • 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 ...