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Photo: Serpent-slayer

06 February 2015


Serpent-slayer: Giovanni della Robbia's glazed terracotta sculpture St Michael the Archangel (c.1500-10) was sold at Sotheby's last week for $413,000 - more than four times its pre-auction estimate. The customary scales depicted in the saint's left hand are replaced here with a white orb surmounted by a metal cross, indicating his guardianship over all souls

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