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    • Bust of a Woman 

      Matteo Civitali or Mattia della Robbia
      This painted terracotta bust, located in the Sacristy of San Miniato al Monte, is dated to 1470-1480. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.
    • Bust of a Youth in a Garland 

      Andrea della Robbia
      The original location and subject of this bust are unknown. Angelo Maria Bandini referred to the work as ""St. Ansanus,"" but there is insufficient evidence to support this identification. The modeling, meditative turn of ...
    • Christ in Prayer 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta bust of Christ (currently housed in the sacristy of Santa Croce in Florence) has been attributed to Andrea della Robbia. The bust is loosely modelledon what was a popular type of image in the late ...
    • Christ the Redeemer 

      unknown Florentine artist
      This image of Christ the Redeemer one of many terracotta busts of Christ produced by Verrocchio, his workshop, and his followers in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. The physical features of Christ are close ...
    • Christ the Redeemer 

      Agnolo di Polo, attributed to
      This painted terracotta bust of Christ, is attributed to Agnolo di Polo (b. 1470 d. 1526), a follower of Verrocchio. This is one of many such terracotta busts of Christ produced by Verrocchio, his workshop, and his followers ...
    • 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. This is made clear by the inscription inside the glass vitrine embedded in her dress, which also contains a ...
    • 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 ...
    • St. Antoninus 

      Andrea del Verrocchio, circle of
      This painted terracotta bust is one of a series produced in the 1490s depicting Antoninus (1399-1459), archbishop of Florence, who had lived within recent memory. After Bernardino of Siena was made a saint in 1450 (only ...
    • St. Antoninus 

      Unknown sculptor and Tommaso di Zanobi Landini
      This bust depicts St. Antoninus (1399-1459), archbishop of Florence, canonized in 1523. Antoninus had approved the rule of the Compagnia dello Scalzo, a Florentine confraternity (lay devotional organization), in whose ...
    • St. Antoninus 

      Andrea del Verrocchio, circle of
      This painted terracotta bust (currently housed in Santa Maria Novella in Florence) is one of a series produced in the 1490s depicting Antoninus (1399-1459), archbishop of Florence, who had lived within recent memory. After ...
    • St. Donato 

      Andrea della Robbia, attributed to
      Andrea della Robbia is known for his glazed terracotta works, but this cold painted terracotta bust (now in the Cathedral of Arezzo) has also been attributed to him. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ...
    • St. Fina 

      Pietro Torrigiano
      Pietro Torrigiano made this painted marble bust, along with a painted terracotta bust of St. Gregory, in 1495-1496 when he was living in the house of Stefano Coppi in Rome. It seems to have been displayed in a Roman church, ...
    • St. Gregory 

      Pietro Torrigiano
      Pietro Torrigiano made this painted terracotta bust, along with a painted marble bust of St. Fina in 1496, when he was living in the house of Stefano Coppi in Rome. Coppi gave the two busts to the Spedale di Santa Fina in ...
    • Young Deacon 

      Desiderio da Settignano, attributed to
      This bust, currently located in the Old Sacristy in San Lorenzo in Florence, has been much debated by scholars, who agree on the quality of the work but not its authorship or subject. Earlier scholars treated it as a work ...