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Leaf Mask - Item #24

$ 110.00

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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

 

Sources:

The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Medicean-Laurentian Library." Encyclopædia Britannicahttps://www.britannica.com/topic/Medicean-Laurentian-Library.

"Settore Monumentale (Monumental Area)." Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, https://www.bmlonline.it/en/settore-monumentale/.