Artist Andrea della Robbia, Italian, 1435-1525
Title
  • Madonna and Child
Date between 1490 and 1500
Medium Glazed terracotta
Dimensions Unframed: 34 × 26 inches (86.4 × 66 cm)
Framed: 47 1/4 × 29 1/2 inches (120 × 74.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter O. Briggs
Accession Number 45.514
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W241, Level 2 (see map)
Lazzeri Collection (Villa di San Donato, Casellina, S. Michele a Torri, near Scandicci, Italy);
Luigi Grassi (Florence, Italy);
Dr. Arturo Grassi (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA).
Mr. and Mrs. Walter O. Briggs;
1945-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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