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Antonio Rossellino
(Italian, 1427–1478)
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; AZ036
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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.

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