This pax portrays the Virgin and Child surrounded by four angels and eleven amorini holding garlands in an all’antica architectural structure. Many versions are known, including those in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Diocesan Museum, Pienza [mounted as a pax]). It has been ascribed to a Ferrarese artist, influenced by Cosmè Tura, as well as to the schools of Padua and Siena. This aftercast has some loss of detail and traces of wear.
Fürstlich Hohenzollernsche Sammlung, Sigmaringen; Sigmaringen sale, Hugo Helbing, Frankfurt, 4 December 1933, lot 170; [Arnold Seligmann, Rey & Company, Paris and New York]. Acquired by Robert Lehman through Arnold Seligmann, Rey & Company.
Artist: Pisanello (Antonio Pisano) (Italian, Pisa or Verona by 1395–1455)Date: ca. 1449–50Medium: Bronze (copper alloy with warm brown patina under a worn layer of black wax)Accession: 1975.1.1301On view in:Gallery 960
Artist: Antonio Abondio (Italian, Trento 1538–1591 Vienna)Date: 1561 (possibly contemporary cast)Medium: Bronze (Copper alloy with a worn, dark
brown patina over a light brown patina)Accession: 1975.1.1261On view in:Gallery 960
Artist: Workshop of Desiderio da Firenze (Italian, born Florence, active Padua, 1532–45)Date: ca. 1530Medium: Copper alloy with a reddish brown patina; the base and shell with a dark brown patina.Accession: 1975.1.1395On view in:Gallery 958
Artist: Workshop of Severo Calzetta da Ravenna (Italian, active by 1496, died before 1543)Date: ca. 1520 or laterMedium: Indirect cast; copper alloy, dark brown with areas of black patina.Accession: 1975.1.1393On view in:Gallery 958