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  • Place of origin:

    Florence (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1540 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baccio Bandinelli, born 1488 - died 1560 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carrara marble

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bust of carrara marble, representing Christ, is ascribed to Baccio Bandinelli, made in Italy, Florence in ca. 1540.

Baccio Bandinelli (1488 – 1560) was an Italian sculptor, painter and draughtsman. He was the son of Michelangelo Viviano (1459-1528), a prominent Florentine goldsmith, who was in the good graces of the Medici and who taught Cellini and Raffaello da Montelupo. Bandinelli is one of the principal Florentine mannerist sculptors. He is best known for his colossal group of Hercules and Cacus (completed 1534) outside the Palazzo della Signoria, Florence and for his hostility to Michelangelo.

Physical description

Bust in Carrara marble is representing the Saviour. With stand.

Place of Origin

Florence (made)


ca. 1540 (made)


Baccio Bandinelli, born 1488 - died 1560 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Carrara marble


Height: 26.03 cm with stand

Descriptive line

Bust, Carrara marble, representing Christ, ascribed to Baccio Bandinelli, Italy, Florence, ca. 1540.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1860. In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 3



Subjects depicted



Portraits; Christianity; Religion; Sculpture


Sculpture Collection

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