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731

Attributed to Girolamo della Robbia (Florence 1488 - 1566 Paris) Italian, Florence, circa 1510

fragment of a relief with skull

Estimate:

4,000 - 6,000 USD

Attributed to Girolamo della Robbia (Florence 1488 - 1566 Paris) Italian, Florence, circa 1510

Attributed to Girolamo della Robbia (Florence 1488 - 1566 Paris) Italian, Florence, circa 1510

fragment of a relief with skull

fragment of a relief with skull

Estimate:

4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

8,820

USD

Attributed to Girolamo della Robbia (Florence 1488 - 1566 Paris)

Italian, Florence, circa 1510

fragment of a relief with skull


glazed terracotta

8 5/8 by 12 1/4 in.; 21.8 by 31.2cm.

Standard surface abrasions. Some hairline cracks throughout, especially on the surface of the glaze. Some spots of discoloration in the gray area and in the green area above the skull. Some chipping to glaze, especially along the top and sides of the fragment.


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Giancarlo Gentilini attributes this fragment with the skull of Adam from a Calvary group (which would have been included at the base of the cross) to Girolamo della Robbia around 1510, at the time of his close collaboration with his father Andrea della Robbia (Florence 1535 - 1525).

The vibrant modeling of the skull relates to physiognomies that characterize some figures in Girolamo's early works, such as the Nativity preserved in the Museum of Palazzo Taglieschi in Anghiari or Saint Francis with the stigmata in San Francesco a Barga. The intensity of the polychromy also supports this attribution.