Pair of large religious glazed terracotta exterior wall sculptures - Christ and Saint John

SKU: 16855

US$4,379
These charming large molded and colorfully glazed terracotta wall sculptures depict Christ and Saint John. These are nineteenth-century French copies modeled after a style invented and popularized by the celebrated Renaissance family of della Robbia in Florence. These pieces were originally intended for exterior use to watch over public spaces and would make fabulous decorative objects to add wall texture to an entry or gallery wall.  

Please note chips and wear as shown in photographs.

History: Della Robbia was an Italian family of highly skilled artists in Renaissance Florence. Their workshop developed ingenious techniques that gave ceramic sculptures a prominent place in public spaces. Luca della Robbia, the family’s original innovator, experimented with ways to create large-scale ceramic sculptures, using durable glazes that made them suitable for exterior display and bright colors that heightened their visibility. These techniques are still used today.

Heavy wear and rustic condition consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 9" high x 21¾" wide x 21¾" deep
Approx. overall 55cm diameter x 23cm deep

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