Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE B: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title:
Madonna del Perdono (Madonna of Forgiveness)
Alternate Title:
Madonna con Bambino e angeli
Image View:
Detail, Madonna and Child
Creator:
workshop of Donatello (Italian sculptor, ca. 1386-1466)
Location:
repository: Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Siena, Tuscany, Italy)
Location Note:
Piazza Duomo, 8
GPS:
43.3177 11.3296
Date:
ca. 1457-1459 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Italian
Style Period:
Fifteenth century; Renaissance
Work Type 1:
relief (sculpture)
Classification:
Sculpture and Installations
Material:
marble
Technique:
carving (processes)
Measurements:
91 cm (height) x 82.5 cm (width)
Subjects:
New Testament; saints; Angels; Jesus Christ; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint
Description:
This roundel was originally above a door in Siena Cathedral, removed about 1660. In 1457 Donatello actually moved to Siena in order to work on a side chapel and on some bronze doors for the cathedral. From his stay there only a large marble roundel of the Virgin and Child over the Porta del Perdono of the cathedral, finished by assistants, survives. (The door project was abandoned.) (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordart online.com/)
Collection:
Adjunct Module B: Italian Art
Identifier:
7A1-DB-SO-MDP-A02
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Madonna del Perdono (Madonna of Forgiveness)