Artist circle of Donatello, Italian, 1386-1466
Title
  • The Nativity (Ford Nativity)
Date ca. between 1420 and 1430
Medium Terracotta with traces of polychromy (vermillion, malachite, azurite, lead and white) and gilding
Dimensions Unframed: 18 1/2 × 14 × 3 1/4 inches (47 × 35.6 × 8.3 cm)
Framed: 32 1/2 × 19 × 3 1/4 inches (82.6 × 48.3 × 8.3 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Eleanor Clay Ford
Accession Number F76.92
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W241, Level 2 (see map)
1925, Luigi Grassi (Florence, Italy);
Mrs. Eleanor Clay Ford;
1976-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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