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Pietà (copy from Michelangelo) Leone Leoni

Pietà (copy from Michelangelo)

Leone Leoni

  • TITLE

    : Pietà (copy from Michelangelo)
  • AUTHOR

    : Leone Leoni
  • INVENTARIO

    :
  • DATE

    : c. 1560
  • TYPE

    : Sculpture
  • TECNIQUE

    : Plaster cast
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 174 × 180 × 85 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : 16th century painting
  • ROOM

    : Scalone d’ingresso

Also this copy of Michelangelo’s Pietà comes from the famous Casa degli Omenoni, where Leone Leoni kept his collection of plaster casts. Leoni’s collection later became the property of Bartolomeo Calchi, who – as the Latin inscription on the base recalls – donated this copy of Michelangelo’s masterpiece to the Ambrosiana. It is important to note that this copy shows us the state the original was in prior to the 1736 restoration of the Virgin’s left hand and of Christ’s right hand.

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  • TITLE

    Pietà (copy from Michelangelo)
  • AUTHOR

    Leone Leoni
  • INVENTARIO

  • DATE

    c. 1560
  • TYPE

    Sculpture
  • TECNIQUE

    Plaster cast
  • DIMENSIONS

    174 × 180 × 85 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    16th century painting
  • ROOM

    Scalone d’ingresso

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