An exceptional pax featuring a Madonna and Child group here attributed to Maso di Bartolomeo after a design by Luca della Robbia. A discussion on the early typology for architecturally inspired pax frames is also explored.
Discussions on the influence of Giovanni Pietro di Birago’s illuminations on mid-16th century reverse painted rock crystals and the alignment of a pax with a Spanish rather than Italian origin.
Examining two rare Lombard paxes inspired by German designs or borrowed from reliefs of German origin.
A popular pax after Michelangelo’s Pieta for Vittoria Colonna and a Deposition pax are here suggested as the product of Ludovico and/or Jacopo del Duca while a later variant of Michelangelo’s Pieta, formed as a pax, is given to a Venetian workshop active in the first part of the 17th century.