Mother and Babe

Antonio Frilli, Artist

This is one of the sculptures in our collection. It was made in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. The date it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
“This sculpture makes me smile. If I had a magic time portal I would go back to when my boys were young and enjoy moments like this over and over. Of course, I would still return to the present day as my boys bring me so much happiness, but I admit the quantity of the hugs have diminished over the years and they certainly don’t have such adoration in their eyes when I do get them. Raising toddlers was such a special time for me and this sculpture captures how I felt about it.”
– Hannah Houshangi, 'My Choice' February 2022
Measurements
360 x 205mm
Media
carved alabaster
Description
White alabaster bust of a woman looking down at a child's head with the child's arms thrown around the woman's neck. Both are smiling and laughing
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of F. House.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
1977

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Accession Number:
1977/37/1