School of Donatello
Florence, 15th century
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan before 1913.
This terra cotta tondo, despite its damaged condition, is mostly likely a 15th century variant of the Virgin and Child terra cotta relief (known as the Piot Madonna) by Donatello now in the Louvre, Paris. Two stucco versions also exist (Florence, Villa La Pietra, and private collection).