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Group - The Game of Saccomazzone

The Game of Saccomazzone

  • Object:

    Group

  • Place of origin:

    Florence (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1600 - ca. 1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ferrucci, Romolo (carver)
    Mochi, Orazio, born 1571 - died 1625 (design)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.20-1956

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Place of Origin

Florence (made)

Date

ca. 1600 - ca. 1650 (made)

Artist/maker

Ferrucci, Romolo (carver)
Mochi, Orazio, born 1571 - died 1625 (design)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Height: 36 cm

Object history note

Given by Dr. W. L. Hildburgh, F. S. A., 1956. Adapted from a marble group in the Boboli Gardens, Florence.

Descriptive line

Group, bronze, Saccomazzone players, carved by Romolo Ferrucci after a model by Orazio Mochi, Italy, Florence, first half of 17th century

Materials

Bronze

Categories

Games; Bronze; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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