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Hope

Maker:
Niccolò Fiorentino (Niccolò di Forzore Spinelli) (Italian, Florence 1430–1514 Florence)
Date:
ca. 1464–66
Culture:
Italian, Venice
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Height: 31 1/4 in. (79.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.15.1
Not on view
This figure is one of the statuettes of Virtues which once adorned the tomb of Orsato Giustiniani, a prominent Venetian sea captain who died in 1464. The tomb was formerly in the Cloisters of Sant'Andrea della Certosa which occupies an island between the Lido and S. Pietro di Castello.
Bruno Kern (in 1926) ; [ Blumka Gallery , New York, until 1956; sold to MMA ]
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