Don't let the bright colors fool you. This is a very old Abelam female figure carved from a dense hardwood. Notice the unusual posture not found on recent pieces—the figure's knock-knees jut forward, the butt is thrust back, there is an overly elongated torso and the head is looking down. Newer Abelam figures are more straightforward, more rigid. The nose and ears are pierced and the sex clearly defined as on all pre-1940 Abelam figurative sculptures. This one is 68" in height.
Chapel of the Magi Florence, Italy The three sisters of Lorenzo de Medici The Chapel of the Magi occupies an important place in the Medici Palace which Cosimo the Elder built, starting in about 1444, in accordance to the architectural design by Michelozzo di Bartolomeo.