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#209

Morning (Aurora)

Maderno, Stefano (1524/1529-1608) | Sculptor
Michelangelo, Buonarroti (1524/1529-1608) | Design
Giambologna (1524/1529-1608) | Sculptor

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From 1521 Michelangelo created an extension to the church of San Lorenzo in Florence, which became famous as the "New Sacristy" or "Medici Chapel". Although the decoration remained unfinished, the sculptures (1524-34) for the two tombs of Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici are among the greatest masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. Above all, the four monumental reclining figures depicting the "times of day" (an allegory on the passage of time) exerted a great influence on generations of artists.

Material & Technique
Alabaster
Museum
Skulpturensammlung
Dating
before 1574
Inventory number
H4 004 / 029
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