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St Peter of Verona, Christian Martyr

ca. 1490

Andrea della Robbia

This powerfully expressive bust of a Dominican monk by Andrea della Robbia, a great sculptor of the early Florentine Renaissance, is striking in its naturalism. The subject, already dead for two and a half centuries, appears before us as in a realistic portrait, the illusion of life enhanced by the colouring of the eyes, lips, cheekbones and hair in enamelled terracotta.

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Artist: Andrea della Robbia
Title: St Peter of Verona, Christian Martyr
Geography: Florence, Italy
Date: ca. 1490
Medium: enamelled ceramic
Classification: sculpture
Dimensions: 59 x 60 x 35 cm
Inventory number: LAD 2014.034
Contact for images: [email protected]
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