Dovizia

Maker: Workshop of Giovanni della Robbia (Italian, Florence 1469–1529/30 Florence)

Artist: After an original by Donatello (Italian, Florence ca. 1386–1466 Florence)

Date: late 15th–early 16th century

Culture: Italian, Florence

Medium: Glazed terracotta

Dimensions: Overall (Confirmed): H. 28 x W. 13 1/2 x D. 9 in., 27lb. (71.1 x 34.3 x 22.9 cm, 12.2471kg)

Classification: Sculpture

Credit Line: From the Collection of James Stillman, Gift of Dr. Ernest G. Stillman, 1922

Accession Number: 22.16.6

Description

This statuette is one of a number of della Robbia reductions of Donatello's lost statue Dovizia (Abundance), a work of about 1430 that stood on a column in the Mercato Vecchio in Florence. A child who originally grasped our Dovizia's skirt has since broken off; his feet have left an impression near the frog at right.

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