(b. ca. 1285, Siena, d. ca. 1337, Napoli)


c. 1321
Marble, height 136 cm
Museo Bardini, Florence

After the completion of Bishop Antonio degli Orsi's tomb Tino executed a number of closely related sculptures such as the statue of Charity of unknown provenance in the Museo Bardini.

This heroic figure, an earth-mother type, is one of the first portrayals of Charity nursing. Shallowly carved in a plane and with an unfinished back, it was probably meant for a niche. Her casual posture has never been properly ascertained, and it is usually stated that she is sitting.

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