Innocence Protected by Fidelity

Marble | 81.9cm | 1852

Giovanni Maria Benzoni

A pendant group, Riconoscenza, depicts a girl repaying her faithful dog by extracting a thorn from its paw.

Credit: Gift of the Estate of Lewis M. Rutherford, 1930
Object: 30.143.2

Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019
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