Christ Child

Michele (di Luca) Marini (Italian)c. 1490-1500

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

This sculpture is an enlarged version of Desiderio da Settignano's figure of about 1460 at the top of his tabernacle in the Church of San Lorenzo in Florence. There are many replicas of Desiderio's work. This example is an especially fine one, undoubtedly intended for the interior of a church.

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  • Title: Christ Child
  • Creator: Michele (di Luca) Marini (Italian)
  • Date Created: c. 1490-1500
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 87.6 x 35.6 x 30.5 cm (34 1/2 x 14 x 12 in.)
  • Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Germain Seligmann (New York, New York), by gift to the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1975.
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1975.47
  • Medium: marble
  • Department: European Painting and Sculpture
  • Culture: Italy, Florence, 15th century
  • Credit Line: In memory of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., gift of Mr. and Mrs. Germain Seligman, New York
  • Collection: Sculpture
  • Accession Number: 1975.47

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