gradine


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gradine

1. A step.
2. A raised shelf above and at the back of an altar.
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38 Vasari in 1568 (Vasari-Barocchi, 4:1800), says the bust was undertaken by Michelangelo at Donato Giannotti's request for Cardinal Ridolfi, but does not give its location; he seems to have seen it, since he describes "certe minutissime gradine" on the head.