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Plaster cast - Virgin and child with an angel holding a cross
  • Virgin and child with an angel holding a cross
    da Fiesole, Mino, born 1429 - died 1484
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Virgin and child with an angel holding a cross

  • Object:

    Plaster cast

  • Place of origin:

    Florence (sculpted)

  • Date:

    Second half of the 15th century (sculpted)
    ca. 1886 (cast)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Museum number:

    REPRO.1886-188

  • Gallery location:

    Cast Courts, Room 46b, The Weston Cast Court , case WE

This is a plaster cast of the marble original by Mino da Fiesole in the Museo Nazionale (Bargello), Florence. Below the Virgin and Child is an angel holding a cross. The composition is closely related to that of the Virgin and Child by Antonio Rossellino on the funerary monument to Francesco Nori in the church of S. Croce in Florence. This relief has been identified with a tondo described by Giorgio Vasari in 1550 above the main entrance to the church of the Badia in Florence. The composition is closely related to that of a Virgin and Child by Antonio Rossellino (1427-1479) on the funerary monument to Francesco Nori (d. 1478) in the church of S. Croce in Florence. The plaster cast was acquired through an exchange with the Berlin Museum, but may have been made by an Italian firm based in Florence.

Physical description

This object is a cast of the marble original by Mino da Fiesole in the Museo Nazionale (Bargello), Florence. The composition is closely related to that of the Virgin and Child by Antonio Rossellino on the funerary monument to Francesco Nori in the church of S. Croce in Florence.

Place of Origin

Florence (sculpted)

Date

Second half of the 15th century (sculpted)
ca. 1886 (cast)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Dimensions

Height: 122 cm, Width: 87 cm

Object history note

Acquired in exchange from the Berlin Museum in 1886 for £2 10s (50 marks)

Historical context note

This relief has been identified with a tondo described by Vasari (1550) above the main entrance to the church of the Badia in Florence. It is last recorded in this position by Uccelli in 1858. The composition is closely related to that of the Virgin and Child by Antonio Rossellino (1427-79) on the funerary monument to Francesco Nori (d. 1478) in the church of S. Croce in Florence.

Descriptive line

Plaster cast relief, Virgin and Child with angels bearing instruments of the Passion, after a marble original by Mino da Fiesole, cast ca. 1886

Production Note

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

Materials

Plaster

Techniques

Casting

Subjects depicted

Cross; Angel; Instruments of the Passion

Categories

Ph_survey; Sculpture; Christianity

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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