• Baby Jesus 

      Unknown Florentine sculptor
      This painted wood sculpture of baby Jesus is attributed to an unknown artist and dated to the sixteenth century. It was found deep in a cupboard in the sacristy of the Cathedral of Montalcino. The sculpture is likely ...
    • Baby Jesus 

      unknown Florentine artist
      This approximately life-size painted terracotta sculpture of a wriggling baby, presumably Jesus, is currently housed in the museum of Santa Maria Novella in Florence. Documents attest to the popularity of naturalistic ...
    • Innocents 

      Della Robbia Workshop
      These two glazed terracotta tondi of babies in swaddling are clearly workshop productions, much smaller versions of Andrea della Robbia's tondi from the façade of the Ospedale degli Innocenti in Florence. These works were ...
    • Innocents 

      Andrea della Robbia
      These glazed terracotta depictions of babies in various degrees of swaddling were made to fit the pre-existing roundels in Brunelleschi's famous Renaissance loggia of the Ospedale degli Innocenti. The babies are the Innocents ...
    • 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 

      Antonio Rossellino, manner of (sculpting) and Master of the Castello Nativity, attributed to (painting)
      This painted and gilded relief of the Virgin and Child is based on a prototype design attributed to the Florentine sculptor, Antonio Rossellino, and was made sometime in the 1460s when the artist was training in his brother ...
    • Madonna and Child 

      After Benedetto da Maiano
      This relief of the Virgin and Child is one among many devotional sculptures made of stucco and painted and gilded with expensive-looking materials. The sculpture probably comes from the workshop of Benedetto da Maiano, or ...
    • Mary and Joseph 

      Marco della Robbia (Fra Mattia)
      These painted terracotta sculptures were created around 1500 by Marco della Robbia. Marco, also known as Fra Mattia, was a devout follower of the Dominican preacher, Girolamo Savonarola, who led violent religious uprisings ...