Madonna and Child with Scroll
- Luca della Robbia (Italian, 1399/1400–1482 Florence)
- ca. 1455
- Italian, Florence
- Glazed terracotta
- Overall: 31 1/4 in., 93 lb. (79.4 cm, 42.1845 kg)
- Credit Line:
- Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
- Accession Number:
Luca della Robbia is famous especially for having brought the glazed terracotta technique to sculpture. This quiet, monumental composition shows him at the height of his powers. The composition is best viewed from the right and must have been site specific.
The Virgin's head was modeled and glazed separately.