The slender architecturally conceived form is influenced by contemporary goldsmiths' designs, which are also reflected in the contrast of the gilding and the paint-a bright blue that has turned almost black-in imitation of gilt silver and blue enamel.
Artist: Attributed to workshop of Apollonio di Giovanni di Tomaso (Italian, Florence ca. 1416–1465 Florence)Date: after ca. 1461Medium: Poplar wood, linen, polychromed and gilded gesso with panel painted in tempera and goldAccession: 14.39On view in:Gallery 604
Artist: Attributed to the Workshop of Giuliano da Maiano (1432–1490) and Benedetto da Maiano (1442–1497)Date: ca. 1489–91Medium: Walnut, maple, ebony; ebonized wood, and fruitwood; traces of gilding and red paintAccession: 30.93.2On view in:Gallery 500
Date: ca. 1606–23Medium: Oak and poplar veneered with various exotic hardwoods, with ebony moldings and plaques of marble, slate (paragon); pietre dure work consisting of colored marbles, rock crystal, and various hardstonesAccession: 1988.19On view in:Gallery 503