Virgin and Child

Italian (Florence)
Renaissance
about 1500
Workshop of Andrea della Robbia (Italian (Florentine), 1435–1525)


Object Place: Europe, Florence, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 52.1 x 36.2 x 12.7 cm (20 1/2 x 14 1/4 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

76.700

Medium or Technique

Glazed terracotta

On View

Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Terracotta


This restrained and relatively simple image was probably made for a bedroom, and used as a devotional aide to prayer. The holes near the necks of the figures have been used to attach pieces of real jewelry, a way of honoring the figures of the Virgin and Child.

Provenance

Campana collection. By 1876, Charles C. Perkins, Boston; 1876, gift of Charles C. Perkins to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 1, 1876)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles C. Perkins