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Wellhead

Date:
late 14th–early 15th century
Geography:
Made in Venice, Veneto, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Istrian Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 35 7/8 x 41 1/2 x 41 1/4 in. (91.1 x 105.4 x 104.8 cm) rim thickness: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm) depth of well: 34 in. (86.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Architectural
Credit Line:
Frederick C. Hewitt Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
14.134.26a, b
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 11
Marking: (on curb, in front): an angel supporting a cross patty charged with two concentric circles
(on curb, on either side): a shield with identical quarterings, viz. 3 bends, on a chief two roses
(on curb, at back): half length figure of a man, clothed, capped and bearing over his left shoulder a club, the right arm bent, with hand raised, apparently rising from a decapitated lion
Original facade of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence; Private Collection, Florence ; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (before 1909 - 1913) ; [ Bernheimer(sold 1914)]
Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Lisbeth, and Jack Soultanian. Italian Medieval Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cloisters. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2010. no. 45, pp. 220–223.



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