Bust of the Child St. John the Baptist

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Workshop of Antonio Rossellino
1427-1479
Florence, Italy, late 15th century
Terra cotta with polychrome decoration.
sculpture: 12 3/4 x 11 3/8 x 6 1/2 in. (315 x 290 x 165 mm); base: 3 1/2 x 14 1/4 x 9 in. (90 x 363 x 227 mm)
Purchased in 1906.
AZ007
Provenance: 
Paul (Pavel Pavlovich) Demidov, 2nd Prince of San Donato (1839-1885), Florence; Charles and Henri Porgès, Paris; André Chevrillon, Paris; Jacques Seligmann (1858-1923), Paris; from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan on May 25, 1906.
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Companion to the bust of the Christ Child AZ002.
Recent technical study has confirmed that the original polychrome layers (now covered with a later patina) are consistent with the methods and pigments used during the 15th century.

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Bust of the Child St. John the Baptist wearing a hair shirt.

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