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The Adoration of the Shepherds

Artist:
Bartolo di Fredi (Italian, active by 1353–died 1410 Siena)
Date:
1374
Geography:
Made in Siena, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Tempera on poplar, gilding
Dimensions:
Overall: 69 1/8 x 45 1/8 in. (175.6 x 114.6 cm) Painted surface: 63 1/4 x 45 1/8 in. (160.7 x 114.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings-Panels
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1925
Accession Number:
25.120.288
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 8
这顶头盔是现存最早的文艺复兴时期的“all’antica”(复古风格)盔甲。它代表涅墨亚狮子的头,其皮毛被神话中的英雄赫拉克勒斯当作头饰和披风穿戴。文艺复兴时期的艺术品中经常可见赫拉克勒斯披着狮皮的形象,狮皮象征不屈不挠的力量、勇气和毅力。这件头盔的重量超过八磅,铜鎏金外壳上有精巧打造的浮雕形成狮头状,罩着下面名叫“撒里特”的轻便钢盔。雕刻般的外形精美绝伦,这也是文艺复兴早期金匠作品中的杰作。
Probably from the Dominican convent of SS. Annunziata in San Gimignano; George Grey Barnard American, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 1863–1938 New York, New York (until 1925)
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