Madonna and Child with Angels and Saints Bernard and Bartholomew

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Andrea della Robbia and workshop
Madonna , Virgin , Child , Christ , Angels
The current grouping of these terracotta sculptures was assembled from what were originally separate works, probably when these works were moved to the Cathedral of Arezzo in the nineteenth century. (The male saints, who kneel and look downwards, away from Mary and Jesus, probably come from a scene of adoration.) The central half-length relief of Madonna and Child is a popular Della Robbia composition, known in a variant in the Museo Nazionale, Palermo, and in an almost identical version, possibly taken from the same mold, in the Bargello. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
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