Bust of the Christ Child, ca. 1460–70
Marble, with nineteenth-century metal halo
With base, 18 7/8 inches x 11 inches x 15 3/8 inches (480 x 280 x 390 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1906
Rossellino was one of the most talented Florentine sculptors of his generation. This sculpted bust of the Christ Child may once have been coupled with one of a young Saint John the Baptist; such pairings were popular in mid-fifteenth-century Florence.