Workshop of Giovanni della Robbia (Italian, Florence 1469–1529/30 Florence)
After an original by Donatello (Italian, Florence ca. 1386–1466 Florence)
late 15th–early 16th century
Overall (Confirmed): H. 28 x W. 13 1/2 x D. 9 in., 27lb. (71.1 x 34.3 x 22.9 cm, 12.2471kg)
From the Collection of James Stillman, Gift of Dr. Ernest G. Stillman, 1922
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 500
This statuette is one of a number of della Robbia reductions of Donatello's lost statue Dovizia (Abundance), a work of about 1430 that stood on a column in the Mercato Vecchio in Florence. A child who originally grasped our Dovizia's skirt has since broken off; his feet have left an impression near the frog at right.
James Stillman ; Dr. Ernest G. Stillman (by descent, until 1922; to MMA)