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Part of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
Galleria dei Lavori, Florence
Date: ca. 1606–23Accession Number: 1988.19
Date: late 16th or early 17th centuryAccession Number: 62.259
After a model by Alessandro Algardi (Italian, Bologna 1598–1654 Rome)
Date: mid-17th centuryAccession Number: 34.111
Giovanni Giardini (Italian, Forli 1646–1722 Rome)
Date: ca. 1702Accession Number: 1995.110
Date: ca. 1700–1720Accession Number: 1980.460
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A rich array of art from seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Rome, Florence, and Naples fills this gallery. Its centerpiece is the marble Faun Teased by Children by the greatest sculptor of the era, Gianlorenzo Bernini. His influence, along with that of his rival Alessandro Algardi, is seen in marble and bronze busts as well as in terracotta and bronze statuettes executed by other sculptors of the Baroque era. The sumptuous character of decorative arts of the period is represented by a table and cabinet made in Florence of pietre dure (mosaic inlay of hard stones) and by a glittering group of silver or gilt-bronze liturgical vessels, implements, and figures.
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