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    • Angel? 

      unknown artist
      This fragmentary statue in the Casa Museo di Rodolfo Siviero was a part of a group of 11 terracotta works in Siviero's collection that formed a crèche scene. (A fragmentary sculpture of St. Joseph from the same group is ...
    • Annunciate Virgin 

      unknown artist
      This painted wood sculpture of the Virgin Annunciate (from Santa Maria del Carmine, Pisa, and now in the Museo di San Matteo, Pisa) has been attributed to an artist that scholars call the Maestro di Montefoscoli, because ...
    • Annunciation 

      unknown artist
      This painted and gilded low-relief stucco sculpture of the Annunciation was, in a later period, placed with an illusionistic wood intarsia in a carved wooden frame. The relief, likely made by an artist from Northern Italy ...
    • Bishop Saint 

      unknown artist
      This painted wood sculpture from the first half of the duecento was brought from the Spedale di Santa Chiara to its current location, the Museo di San Matteo in Pisa. No attributes clarify which bishop saint this is. The ...
    • Bust of a saint 

      unknown artist
      This sculpture, now a bust housed in the Casa Museo Rodolfo Siviero in Florence, was cut down in the nineteenth century from what was likely a full-length statue of a female saint. Given the downcast eyes and red dress, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Crucifix 

      unknown artist
      This painted wood crucifix is particularly revered, as it was used during (and may have been made for) the devotions of the Bianchi in 1399. The Bianchi were a lay devotional movement that swept across Italy. People wore ...
    • Crucifix 

      unknown artist
      This painted wood crucifix, datable on stylistic grounds to the early fourteenth century, is housed in Sant'Agostino in San Gimignano. The attentuated, painfully stretched arms, protruding ribs, concave abdomen, contracted ...
    • Crucifix 

      unknown artist
      This painted wood crucifix , made sometime in the 1300s, is housed in San Francesco in Prato. This church was endowed with many works of art by Francesco Datini starting in 1383, but much of the work he commissioned has ...
    • Crucifix 

      unknown artist
      This painted wood crucifix in Siena Cathedral has been set in a much later narrative with sculpted mourners and angels. An old legend recounts that it was taken to the battle of Montaperti (1260) by the Sienese, but on the ...
    • Deposition 

      unknown artist
      This large-scale, well-preserved Deposition group (with the original cross, ladder, and pliers for removing the nails) is documented to have been made for the Cathedral of Volterra, where it still stands, in 1228. It is ...
    • Ecce Homo 

      unknown artist
      This painted wood statue of the Ecce Homo is currently housed in the Cathedral of Volterra. It is not clear whether it was originally a part of a larger group, illustrating the narrative, or whether this was always a single ...
    • Jesus and the Pious Women of Jerusalem 

      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 ...
    • Jesus in Prison 

      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 painted wood sculpture of the Madonna and Child is impossible to date or attribute accurately, as it could be a work of c. 1200 or an old-fashioned work of almost a century later. Unlike later versions of the subject, ...
    • 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 

      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 (Madonna del Latte) 

      unknown artist
      This relief is made of painted papier-mâché on wood. Many such half-length images of the Madonna and Child were made out of relatively cheap materials for domestic devotion. Handbooks from the period inform us that children ...