Giuliano De Medici Mask - Item #304
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
13 Inches High x 10 Inches Wide x 7 Inches Deep
This life-sized mask is from the statue of Giuliano de Medici (duke de Nemours) at his tomb in the Medici Chapel (Cappella Medicea). The statue sits in a niche across from a statue of his nephew, Lorenzo de Medici (duke di Urbino). Not regarded as portraits, the figures of Giuliano and Lorenzo represent action and reflection, respectively.
Museum/Location: Medici Chapel, New Sacristy, the Church of San Lorenzo, Florence
Origin: Medici Chapel, New Sacristy, the Church of San Lorenzo, Florence
Time Period: Renaissance, c. 1533
1911 Catalog ID # - 13457
The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Medici Chapel." Encyclopædia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/topic/Medici-Chapel.
"Medici Chapels and Church of San Lorenzo." The Museums of Florence, http://www.museumsinflorence.com/musei/Medici_chapels.html.
"Tomb of the Medicis." Web Gallery of Art, https://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/m/michelan/1sculptu/medici/index.html.