Madonna of the Stairs

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Madonna of the Stairs
Italian: Madonna della Scala
Artist Michelangelo
Year c. 1491
Type Marble
Dimensions 56.7 cm × 40.1 cm (22.3 in × 15.8 in)
Location Casa Buonarroti

The Madonna of the Stairs (or Madonna of the Steps) is a relief sculpture by Michelangelo in the Casa Buonarroti, Florence. It was sculpted around 1491, when Michelangelo was about seventeen. This and the Battle of the Centaurs were Michelangelo's first two sculptures. The first reference to the Madonna of the Stairs as a work by Michelangelo was in the 1568 edition of Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects.[1]



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