[NUMBER 556] BENEDETTO DA MAIANO FLORENTINE, 1442-1498 556 VIRGIN AND CHILD Stucco bas-relief painted in polychromy and gold. The Virgin, in robes of rose and mantle of green, embraces the Christ-child with her left hand. He is represented entirely nude, wearing a gold neck-lace with an amulet, and is looking into the world with his right hand lifted in an attitude of blessing. Circular border formed by winged amorini heads screens the group. The medallion in its original polychromy of laurel ribands in gold and scarlet. On a green ground. Dioneter, 24 inches From the Spitzer legacies. Inventory No. 4719. [SEE ILLUSTRATION] 271