These completed restoration projects were made possible through the efforts of Friends of the Uffizi Gallery and by the generosity of art lovers like you. Please click on the image at the left for more information on the history of the work and the restoration process.
Inv. 1914, no. 240
In January 2013, the new Michelangelo Room, containing his “Tondo Doni” masterpiece, was opened at the Uffizi Gallery.
An ancient torso of a satyr transformed by a sculptor of the 16th century – believed to be Sansovino – into a particularly vivid and joyous representation of Bacchus. Restoration completed in 2007.
Unknown Portrait Bust
The use of black basalt in this replica of a 2nd Century A.D. portrait bust, a marble that resembles bronze, signifies that the subject was an important man. Restoration completed in 2007.
By Giovanni da Milano Florence, circa 1346 – 1369. Painted for the high altar of the church of Ognissanti around 1360 or immediately afterwards. Tempera on wood, cm 132 x 39 each panel; cm 49 x 39 each scene.
On Wild Boar
The wild boar is the symbol of the City of Florence and this is likely a replica of an earlier classical work. Restoration completed in 2009.
Portrait of Young Giovan Carlo de’ Medici
By Justus Sustermans (Anversa 1597- Firenze 1681). Portrait of the young Giovan Carlo de’ Medici (1611-1663) as a Knight of Malta, oil on canvas, cm. 175 x 117. From the “Serie Aulica” of over 40 Medicean portraits.
Demeter aka Juno
The sculpture, about 2 meters high, in the west corridor, mistakenly identified as the Goddess Giunone in the inventory from the 18th century, portrays an iconographic type used for images of Demeter.
Roman Art, II Century A.D., Greek marble, height cm. 151.
Laocoön Marble group
by Baccio Bandinelli (Firenze 1493 – 1560), Carrara marble, height cm. 213, base cm. 120.”It is difficult to imagine how a Humanist could envision an ancient sculpture only through the descriptions handed down by Pliny.” Antonio Natali – Director of the Uffizi Gallery.
Pan and Daphnis Marble group
II-III Century A.D. Roman-age replica of a II Century B.C. sculpture by Heliodorus of Rhodes. Parian marble. Height 140 cm.
Pilasters with Suits of Armor
I Century A.D.Vestibule Restoration. Italian Marble, height m. 3.20, width m 0.32.
Sarcophagus with Apollo and Muses
Vestibule Restoration. Greek marble, length m. 1.84, height m 0.40.
Sarcophagus with Triumph of Dionysus and Ariadne
Vestibule Restoration. Greek marble, length m. 1.98, height m 0.50.
Portrait Bust of Commodus
Italian marble bust, height cm. 79.
Portrait of Young Francesco de’ Medici
by Justus Sustermans (Anversa 1597- Firenze 1681). Portrait of Francesco de’ Medici (1594- 1614) at seven with a dog, oil on canvas, cm. 175 x 119. From the “Aulic Series” of over 40 Medicean portraits.
by Filippo Lippi, Florence, circa 1406 – 1469. Adoration of the Child with the Trinity and the young Saint John the Baptist and Saint Romualdo. Circa 1463 Wood, cm 140 x 130.
Peter Leopold Bust
Vestibule Restoration. by Francesco Carradori. Height 83 cm.
Sarcophagus with Myth of Phaedra and Hippolytus
Vestibule Restoration. View with: Pilasters; Statue of Apollo, Greek marble, height m. 1.90; Sarcophagus with Myth of Phaedra and Hippolytus, Greek marble, length m. 2.11, height m. 0.55
Vestibule and Hadrian Statue
Hadrian’s body dates to the 1st Century A.D., though his head was added during the Medici’s time and is comprised of Italian marble. The restorations of the statue and vestibule area were completed in 2007.
This Aphrodite statue was presented as the 2014 Community Restoration Project in February during our annual brunch at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antiques Show.
Hercules and the Centaur Nessus
Hercules and the Centaur Nessus Uffizi Gallery, Inv. 1914, no. 77 I century AD
Docimium marble (ancient part); lunensis marble (modern part) Height: m. 1.34; width: m. 1.10; depth: m. 1.20
Ancient part: height m. 1; depth m. 1.18