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Cast no.56

Dublin Core


Cast no.56


Mino da Fiesole, part of an altarpiece with Madonna, Saints Leonard and Remigius, Christ, John the Baptist, and a beggar.
Fiesole, Cathedral
1466 CE.
53 x 53 in.
Metropolitan Catalogue: Cast no. 2347.
Cast Location: Johnson Ctr 2nd floor

The marble altarpiece, carved by Mino da FIesole, was completed in 1466, and was installed on the left wall of the funerary shrine of Bishop Leonardo Salutati, opposite his sarcophagus. The bishop’s namesake St. Leonard stands at the left, beside the Virgin and the Infant Jesus. A young John the Baptist, who foretold the coming of Christ, kneels at the left, and a beggar is seated at the right, looking up towards a saint, either St. Martin or St. Remigius. The Latin inscription beneath the figures, as translated by Daniel Hall, reads: “Leonardo de Salutatis, Bishop, Learned and experienced in the Law.”

~Raphael M. Sikorra


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