Equestrian statuette of Maximilian II Emanuel of Bavaria
|Medium, technique||plaster cast|
97.5 × 94 × 11 cm
|On view||This artwork is not on display|
The construction of the bell tower of the Duomo in Florence began in 1334 based on the plans of Giotto di Bondone (1267–1337). After Giotto’s death, Andrea Pisano began to direct the work. The façade of the lower part of the tower is decorated by twenty-six hexagonal and twenty-eight rhombic marble reliefs in two rows, including the hexagonal relief allegorising agriculture. Attributed to Andrea Pisano, the carving, which depicts a farmer plowing with two oxen, is one of the reliefs depicting arts and crafts that are found on the east side of the bell tower.