Skip to main content

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

An image of Model

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage


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


Sculptor: Mazzuoli, Giuseppe, the elder




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.


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


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


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

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.158-1941
Primary reference Number: 29973
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_158_1941
Stable URI

Audit data

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Model for the statue of Pope Pius II (1405-1464) in Siena Cathedral" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-04-23 10:17:34

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Model for the statue of Pope Pius II (1405-1464) in Siena Cathedral |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-04-23 10:17:34|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="Model for the statue of Pope Pius II (1405-1464) in Siena Cathedral"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Model for the statue of Pope Pius II (1405-1464) in Siena Cathedral</figcaption>

More objects and works of art you might like

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...