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Adriano de Giovanni de’ Maestri, known as Adriano Fiorentino, Italian (active Florence), c. 1450-1460, died before June 1499

Made in Italy, Europe

c. 1486-1494


Overall (height includes integral base): 15 11/16 × 5 5/16 × 5 5/16 inches, 15.7 lb. (39.9 × 13.5 × 13.5 cm, 7119.9g)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 352, European Art 1500-1850, third floor (ARCO Gallery)

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Purchased with funds contributed by Mr. and Mrs. George D. Widener from the Edmond Foulc Collection, 1930

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This statuette is a rarity—a signed bronze from the early Renaissance. It is inscribed underneath in abbreviated Latin: HADRIANUS/ ME.F. (Adriano/ made/ me). Renowned for his skill as a sculptor and bronze caster, Adriano worked throughout Italy and traveled as far as Germany to work at the court of Saxony. This statuette is one of the earliest bronzes of a nude female figure; it is also a technological masterpiece, cast as a single solid piece weighing fifteen pounds.

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