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Model for the statue of Pope Pius II (1405-1464) in Siena Cathedral: M.158-1941

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Current Location: In storage

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Model for the statue of Pope Pius II (1405-1464) in Siena Cathedral

Maker(s)

Sculptor: Mazzuoli, Giuseppe, the elder

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Description

Terracotta modelled in the round. The Pope sits enthroned in a chair, fully vested, wearing the triple crown, his head turned a quarter to his left, clean shaven, with his right hand raised in blessing.

Notes

History note: Collection: Gerald, 7th Duke of Wellington. Bought by him from Barzilai, dealer, via Sistina, Rome, and sold by the duke to the Museum for £100.

Legal notes

Bought with the Leverton Harris fund

Measurements and weight

Depth: 28.2 cm
Height: 52.8 cm
Width: 37.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1941) by Wellington, Gerald Wellesley, Duke of

Dating

17th Century-18th Century#
After 1680 - Before 1692

Note

This is the maquette for the posthumous marble statue of the Pope in Siena Cathedral, 1692.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production

Terracotta

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.158-1941
Primary reference Number: 29973
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_158_1941
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 31 March 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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