Sculpture – Bust of a Child


Subject: Bust of a Child

Cultural context: made by a local workshop in Veneto region, Italy

Date: second half of the 16th century A.D.


Bust of a child. He is looking on his left. It probably was a model for a “Madonna with Child” or used by artist to reproduce putti or angels.

Materials and techniques: terracotta/ mouldmade

Dimensions: height 15.5 cm, lenght 16 cm

Provenance: Mantova Benavides Collection, Padua; Vallisneri Collection, Padua

University of Padua, Museum of Archaeological Sciences and Art

Cat. Number: MB11


  • Attardi Luisa, 111.Busto di bambino, in Un Museo di Antichità nella Padova del Cinquecento. La raccolta di Marco Mantova Benavides all'Università di Padova, a cura di Irene Favaretto, Alessandra Menegazzi, Roma, Giorgio Bretschneider, 2013, p. 131