Virgin and Child

Giovanni di Balduccio, Italian (Pisa), documented 1317 - 1349

Made in Italy, Europe
Made in Sarzana, Italy, Europe


Carrara marble

8 3/4 x 14 3/16inches (22.2 x 36cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 210, European Art 1100-1500, second floor

Accession Number:
Inv. 469

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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This sculpture comes from the upper section of a tomb monument made for the son of the Pisan ruler Castruccio Castracani. Because the piece was some twenty feet high, the sculptor concentrated on the contours of the figures and their deeply cut drapery, and gave only minimal attention to details.

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