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Saint Bernardino of Siena (1380–1444)

Fulvio Signorini (1563–after 1609)
ca. 1600
Italian, Siena
Bronze, black patina, details gilded
Overall (confirmed): 58 1/2 in., 591 lb. (148.6 cm, 268.1 kg)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 503
Bernardino, toothless and charismatic, was a reforming Franciscan friar and a preacher of great power. He holds his attribute, the name of Jesus, which was one of his props while preaching. Quickly canonized following his death, he became a patron saint of Siena. This bronze was formerly in the Church of San Francesco, Siena.
Thomas Fortune Ryan , New York (until 1933; sale, American Art Galleries, New York, November 1933, no. 421)
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