Small Statue, Marche, 16th Century
This group in which a woman indicates something to a child, probably Jesus in his manger, was part of a presepe. Stylistic and chromatic features, as well as the quality of the material, points to della Robbia entourage, in particular to Andrea's sons: Marco (1468 - 1532ca) and Francesco (1477 - 1528ca). They became friars under the name of Mattia and Ambrogio, and continued practicing the art of Majolica even after moved to a Potenza Picena monastery, a town in the Marche area. Cod. 59090.