Leaf Mask - Item #24
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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.
12 Inches High x 8 Inches Wide x 1 Inch Deep
A face in relief mainly formed from leaves, known as a "Green Man." In our Giust Gallery catalog published in the 1970s, Michelangelo is listed as the artist, and the piece is entitled "Mask (Leaf)." It also notes that this piece is from the Laurentian Library. The Laurentian Library, or Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Italian, was built in Florence during the sixteenth century to house the Medici family collection of books. Giulio de' Medici, known as Pope Clement VII, commissioned Michelangelo as the architect.
Artist: Attributed to Michelangelo
Museum/Location: The Laurentian Library, Florence
Origin: The Laurentian Library, Florence
Time Period: Renaissance
1976 Catalog ID # - 24
The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Medicean-Laurentian Library." Encyclopædia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/topic/Medicean-Laurentian-Library.
"Settore Monumentale (Monumental Area)." Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, https://www.bmlonline.it/en/settore-monumentale/.