'The Virgin and Child in a Niche', the workshop of Donatello

'The Virgin and Child in a Niche', the workshop of Donatello

'The Virgin and Child in a Niche'
The workshop of Donatello (1386/7-1466)
Italy (Padua)
About 1440s
Bronze
Museum no. A.406-1910
Salting Bequest

Almost all the small-scale reliefs and plaquettes produced by Donatello and his workshop are religious in subject matter. They usually depict the Virgin and Child. Most of the plaquettes would have been used for private devotion or set into paxes.