The Game of Saccomazzone

Group
ca. 1600 - ca. 1650 (made)
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This bronze group showing players playing the game of Saccomazzone, is carved by Romolo Ferrucci after a model by Orazio Mochi (d. 1625).
The object is adapted from a design by Mochi for a marble group in the Boboli Gardens, Florence, which he executed with the assistance of Romolo Ferrucci del Tadda (d. 1621).

The game of Saccomazzone is a game between two blindfolded persons, both of them are placing their hands on a stone between them. With a bundle of sacks or a knotted cloth they have to try to hit the other, while both try to avoid the hits by ducking and moving around as far as the hand on the stone allows.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Bronze
Brief Description
Group, bronze, Saccomazzone players, carved by Romolo Ferrucci after a model by Orazio Mochi, Italy, Florence, first half of 17th century
Dimensions
  • Height: 36cm
Object history
Given by Dr. W. L. Hildburgh, F. S. A., 1956. Adapted from a marble group in the Boboli Gardens, Florence.
Summary
This bronze group showing players playing the game of Saccomazzone, is carved by Romolo Ferrucci after a model by Orazio Mochi (d. 1625).

The object is adapted from a design by Mochi for a marble group in the Boboli Gardens, Florence, which he executed with the assistance of Romolo Ferrucci del Tadda (d. 1621).



The game of Saccomazzone is a game between two blindfolded persons, both of them are placing their hands on a stone between them. With a bundle of sacks or a knotted cloth they have to try to hit the other, while both try to avoid the hits by ducking and moving around as far as the hand on the stone allows.
Collection
Accession Number
A.20-1956

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