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Description: Images and Identity in Fifteenth-Century Florence
In August 1456 the sculptor Donatello presented the physician maestro Giovanni di maestro Antonio di Chellino with a gilt bronze roundel showing the Virgin and Child with attendant angels (pl. 56). The roundel has the form of a dish. Its interior is of measurable yet uncertain and uneven depth, as though alluding to the illusion of a projected space, which is then partly denied by the dense compression of figures. A balustrade curves in front of the group. One angel seems to move out from behind …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.59-89

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