ROBBIA, Luca della
(b. 1399/1400, Firenze, d. 1482, Firenze)

Madonna and Child

Glazed terracott, diameter 180 cm
Orsanmichele, Florence

This relief is the coat of arms of the Guild of Doctors and Apothecaries (Arte dei Medici e Speziali) in Orsanmichele. Luca della Robbia used vivid tones for the central group of the Madonna and Child, set in a niche, using colour for the hair and faces as well.

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