Plaster Cast of Michelangelo's Pietà (Component)


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Artifact Identification Plaster Cast of Michelangelo's Pietà (Component)   (1948.01.0076A)
  1. Communication Artifacts
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  3. Art
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Artist/Maker Michelangelo Buonarrotti (signed on baldric)
Geographic Location
Period/Date Renaissance, 1499
Culture Italian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 62.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 50.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 37.5 cm
Weight 304,000 g
Measuring Remarks Total measurements: 162.2 x 159.5 x 83.3 cm. Weight of total object estimated at 700 lbs. Weight updated to 670.205 pounds on 11/18/2019 - PT
Materials Plaster, Pigment--Paint
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information White (5YR 9/0.5) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Weller, Allen. [Biography of Lorado Taft], Urbana, IL, for information on provenance of plaster cast collection. Photo: Explore the World Spurlock Museum.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Lorado Taft Collection
Reproduction yes
Reproduction Information N/A

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