Artist Francesco di Simone Ferrucci, Italian, 1437-1493
Title
  • Two Angels Holding Coat of Arms of the Minerbetti Family
Date ca. between 1482 and 1485
Medium marble, with traces of polychromy on reverse
Dimensions Overall: 20 1/2 × 61 inches (52.1 × 154.9 cm)
Including base (mounted lunette for hanging): 38 7/8 × 73 1/2 × 8 1/2 inches (98.7 × 186.7 × 21.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Haass
Accession Number 27.384
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W234, Level 2 (see map)
until 1808, Chapel of S. Pancrazio (Florence, Italy);
(P.W. French and Co., New York, New York, USA);
Dr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Haass;
1927-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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