(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)
Medici Madonna, between Sts Cosmas and Damian1521-31
Sagrestia Nuova, San Lorenzo, Florence
This marble group consists of a Madonna and Child and the Medici patron saints Cosmas and Damian. The Madonna is completely by Michelangelo's own hand; the saints are the work of pupils (Montorsoli and Montelupo) after models by the master.