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Plaster cast - Virgin and child
  • Virgin and child
    da Fiesole, Mino, born 1429 - died 1484
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Virgin and child

  • Object:

    Plaster cast

  • Place of origin:

    Florence, Italy (sculpted)

  • Date:

    Second half of the Fifteenth century (sculpted)
    ca. 1889 (cast)

  • Artist/Maker:

    da Fiesole, Mino, born 1429 - died 1484 (after, sculptor)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Museum number:

    REPRO.1889-98

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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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.

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.

Place of Origin

Florence, Italy (sculpted)

Date

Second half of the Fifteenth century (sculpted)
ca. 1889 (cast)

Artist/maker

da Fiesole, Mino, born 1429 - died 1484 (after, sculptor)

Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Dimensions

Diameter: 69 cm

Object history note

Acquired in exchange from the Berlin Museum in 1889 for 15 marks

Historical context note

Formerly in the Palazzo Mozzi in Florence. The relief was acquired in 1885 by the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum and was destroyed in 1945.

Descriptive line

Plaster cast relief, Virgin and Child, after a marble original by Mino da Fiesole, cast ca. 1889

Production Note

This object is a 19th century cast of the 15th century original.

Materials

Plaster

Techniques

Casting

Subjects depicted

Jesus Christ; Mary (Virgin Mary); Children; Halo

Categories

Sculpture; Religion; Christianity

Collection code

SCP

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