Tobias and the angel

Collaborator of Giovanni di Balduccio1335-1340 approx.

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle
Milan, Italy

di Balduccio
from Pisa (documented 1318 to 1349) was occupied on numerous
commissions in his first years spent in Milan and the seven sculptural
fragments displayed in Hall 4 of the museum date from those years. They were
found in 1943, during excavations in Piazza del Duomo, on the site of the
demolished cathedral of Santa Tecla and are probably part of the funerary
monument of an unidentified member of the Visconti family. Among these fragments is the group with
Tobias and the angel, which alludes to the soul's last journey to Paradise. Despite the beauty of the sculpture,
the style appears too rigid and schematic to be attributed to Balduccio himself
and is therefore probably by a collaborator from Tuscany.


  • Title: Tobias and the angel
  • Creator: Collaborator of Giovanni di Balduccio
  • Date Created: 1335-1340 approx.
  • Location: Museo di Arte Antica, Castello Sforzesco, Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: 90,5 x 31 x 21 cm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: Comune di Milano - Civiche Raccolte Artistiche, Castello Sforzesco, Milano
  • External Link: https://arteantica.milanocastello.it/
  • Medium: Marble
  • Art Genre: Sacred art
  • Art Movement: Gothic
  • Art Form: Sculpture
  • Original title: Tobiolo e l’angelo
  • Artist Nationality: Italian

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