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Giuliano De Medici - Item #101

$ 450.00

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22 Inches High x 11 Inches Wide x 11 Inches Deep

This life-sized head is from the statue of Giuliano de Medici (duke de Nemours) at his tomb in the Medici Chapel (Cappella Medicea). The statue sits in a niche across from a statue of Lorenzo de Medici (duke di Urbino). Not regarded as portraits, the figures of Giuliano and Lorenzo represent action and reflection, respectively.

 

Artist: Michelangelo

Museum/Location: Medici Chapel, New Sacristy, the Church of San Lorenzo, Florence

Origin: Medici Chapel, New Sacristy, the Church of San Lorenzo, Florence

Time Period: Renaissance, c. 1533

 

Sources:

The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Medici Chapel." Encyclopædia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/topic/Medici-Chapel.

"Medici Chapels and Church of San Lorenzo." The Museums of Florencehttp://www.museumsinflorence.com/musei/Medici_chapels.html.

"Tomb of the Medicis." Web Gallery of Art, https://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/m/michelan/1sculptu/medici/index.html.