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    • 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 

      Giovanni della Robbia
      The contract (dated Aug. 18, 1518) for this large terracotta altarpiece survives. Giovanni della Robbia was given the commission to sculpt the Assumption of the Virgin, which was painted with oil paints (traces of which ...
    • 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 ...
    • Bartoli Coat of Arms 

      Giovanni della Robbia
      This coat of arms, originally on the Palazzo Communale in Foiano della Chiana and now in the church museum of Santa Maria della Fraternita in Foiano, has been identified as that of the Bartoli, a Florentine family. Foiano ...
    • Creche Scene 

      Giovanni della Robbia
      This almost life-size creche scene in San Marco in Florence has been attributed to Giovanni della Robbia. (Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, and the infant St. John seem to be done by one artist, whereas the two figures currently ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 and Child 

      Giovanni della Robbia
      Giovanni della Robbia made this glazed terracotta sculpture on the façade of San Barnaba in Florence in 1528-9 at the behest of the guild of physicians and apothecaries (Arte dei Medici e Speziali), a guild with which ...
    • Madonna and Child with Saints James Major and Dominic 

      Giovanni della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta lunette by Giovanni della Robbia is the only one still in situ of the three lunettes that once ornamented San Jacopo a Ripoli in Florence. Giovanni often used a more varied palette but here made white ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • St. Francis Conferring his Rule on St. Louis of Toulouse and St. Elizabeth of Hungary 

      Giovanni della Robbia
      This altarpiece is one of a pair made for the observant Franciscan friary of San Girolamo in Volterra. The work, in glazed terracotta, is generally attributed to Giovanni della Robbia, but Pope-Hennessy sees it as the work ...
    • St. Mary Magdalene 

      Giovanni della Robbia
      This partially glazed terracotta sculpture of the penitent Mary Magdalene, today located in the Museo Bandini in Fiesole, is said to date to the middle phase of Giovanni della Robbia's activity. The skin has been left ...
    • Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints Barbara, James, John the Baptist, Lawrence, and Catherine of Alexandria 

      Giovanni della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta tabernacle stands in the heart of the modern city of Florence, at the intersection of via Nazionale and via dell'Ariento. It was commissioned in 1522 by the Reame di Beliemme ("Kingdom of Bethlehem"), ...
    • Visitation 

      Giovanni della Robbia
      This lunette, now in the Museo Bandini in Fiesole, was made for the San Michele in Palchetto, in Florence (Santa Elisabetta). The work is glazed terracotta, except for Mary's red dress, which is cold painted, because the ...