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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Cast Courts, Room 46b, The Weston Cast Court

Virgin and child

Relief
Second half of the Fifteenth century (sculpted), ca. 1889 (cast)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The original marble relief of which this is a cast was formerly in the Palazzo Mozzi in Florence. It was acquired in 1885 by the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum in Berlin, and
was destroyed in 1945. This cast is therefore a vitally important record of the destroyed marble. Such depictions of the Virgin and Child were devotional items, sometimes displayed, like this ones, in secular contexts.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Plaster cast
Brief Description
Plaster cast relief, Virgin and Child, after a marble original by Mino da Fiesole, cast ca. 1889
Physical Description
This object is a cast of a marble original roundel by Mino da Fiesole. The original relief was formerly in the Palazzo Mozzi in Florence. It was acquired in 1885 by the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum in Berlin and was destroyed in 1945.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 69cm
Object history
Acquired in exchange from the Berlin Museum in 1889 for 15 marks
Historical context
Formerly in the Palazzo Mozzi in Florence. The relief was acquired in 1885 by the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum and was destroyed in 1945.
Production
This object is a 19th century cast of the 15th century original.
Subjects depicted
Summary
The original marble relief of which this is a cast was formerly in the Palazzo Mozzi in Florence. It was acquired in 1885 by the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum in Berlin, and

was destroyed in 1945. This cast is therefore a vitally important record of the destroyed marble. Such depictions of the Virgin and Child were devotional items, sometimes displayed, like this ones, in secular contexts.
Collection
Accession Number
REPRO.1889-98

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record createdDecember 7, 1999
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