Metropolitan Museum of Art Cast Collection
 

Description

A plaster cast of a marble portrait-bust of Piero de'Medici. Original housed in the Bargello, Florence, Italy, circa 1454.

Publication Date

1978

Type of Artwork

Portrait bust

Time Period/Geographical Region

Renaissance Europe

Height (cm/in)

53.34 cm / 21 in

Width (cm/in)

48.26 cm / 19 in

Depth (cm/in)

22.86 cm / 9 in

Disciplines

Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Sculpture

Comments

Marble bust in the Bargello, Florence by Mino de Fiesole circa 1468. Fiesole was a Florentine artist who worked on important figures of the time. Historically he was not praised as other sculptors were. He was known as a mild-mannered man with too many uncertainties and inconsistencies in his life. His busts were naturalistic and overly defined. He was an excellent craftsman and his use of colored marble helped to identify his works.

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