The Great Lamentation
  • TitleThe Great Lamentation
  • Technique/ MaterialEarthenware, so called Masso bastardo
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b x dj) 77 x 70 x 52 cm
  • DatingMade c. 1745
  • Artist/Maker After: Massimiliano Soldani, Italian, born 1656-07-15, dead 1740-02-23
    Design: Gaspero Bruschi, Italian, born 1701 or 1715, born 1701 or 1715, dead 1780
    decor: Johann Karl Wendelin Anreiter von Ziernfeld, Austrian, born 1701-07-05, dead 1747-10-04
    Manufacturer: Ginori Porslinsfabrik, Doccia, Italien
  • CategoryApplied art and design, Ceramic
  • ClassificationSkulptur
  • Inventory No.NMK 33/1920
  • AcquisitionGåva 1920 av Ivan Traugott
  • Description
    Images and media

    The Florentine sculptor Massimiliano Soldani produced small bronzes, coins and medals. Throughout his career he received commissions from the Medici family, Florence’s ruling dynasty. His groups are characterised by lively interaction between the figures, as in Christ weeping. Soldani’s wax models were later used by the Ginori porcelain factory to make ceramic reproductions of his sculptures. This group consisted of fifteen connected figures.