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Virgin and Child on a crescent moon

Date:
late 15th–early 16th century
Culture:
Italian, probably Florence
Medium:
Gilt bronze
Dimensions:
H. 5 in. (12.7 cm.)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of George R. Goldner, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.403
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 500
The style shows the continuing influence of Andrea del Verrocchio (ca. 1435–1488).
George Goldner (until 1993; to MMA)
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