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    • St. Thomas Aquinas 

      unknown Sienese artist
      This wooden sculpture had been in a later period covered in gesso and painted a fake bronze colour, with an inappropriate inscription on the open book. When restorers removed these later additions, the sculpture was left ...
    • St. Zenobius and Two Angels 

      Andrea della Robbia
      St. Zenobius was venerated as the first bishop of Florence. This glazed terracotta lunette depicting the saint was created in 1496 was originally located above the door of the Compagnia di San Zanobi in the cathedral ...
    • Stemma of the Arte della Lana 

      Workshop of Andrea della Robbia
      In 1432, Pope Eugenius IV placed the Observant monastery of La Verna under the protection of the Florentine wool guild, the Arte della Lana. Four members of this powerful guild were chosen as conservators, who had the ...
    • Stigmatization of St. Francis 

      Girolamo della Robbia, attributed to
      This work, originally made for San Francesco in Sargiano is currently housed in the Museo Nazionale, Arezzo. The coat of arms with a flagel show that this was made for person or group who followed the devotional practice ...
    • Stigmatization of St. Francis, St. Bartholomew, and Tobias and the Angel 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta work functioned as an elborate frame for a ciborium (a container for the Host, the bread or wafter believed to become the body of Christ during the mass). A sixteenth century painted wood door for ...
    • Supper in the House of Simon 

      Agnolo di Polo or Benedetto Buglioni, attributed to
      This painted terracotta sculpture is in one of the chapels of the Sacro Monte at San Vivaldo. The Sacro Monte (literally sacred mountain) is a pilgrimage site built by the Franciscans. Small chapels each contain painted ...
    • Tomb of Aldovrando Cavalcanti 

      unknown artist
      This is the tomb of Aldovrando Cavalcanti (d. 1279), a Dominican friar who was prior of Santa Maria Novella in the mid thirteenth century and then later was bishop of Orvieto (and is thus shown in his bishop's mitre) as ...
    • Tomb of Benozzo Federighi 

      Luca della Robbia
      The tomb of Benozzo Federighi, bishop of Fiesole, was made for San Pancrazio and is now housed in Santa Trinita in Florence. The marble tomb is surrounded by flat glazed terracotta tiles, each with different, naturalistically ...
    • Tomb of Pietro da Noceto 

      Matteo Civitali
      The tomb of Pietro Noceto is housed in the Cathedral of San Martino in Lucca and was made between 1468 and 1472. This marble monument has traces of gilding and polychromy, and red marble panels add to the rich effect. Since ...
    • Trinity with Saints Bernardino and Donato 

      Andrea della Robbia and workshop
      Andrea della Robbia made this glazed terracotta altarpiece for the confraternity of the Misericordia, and it was kept in Santissima Trinità also known as the Chiesa della Misericordia) in Arezzo until it was moved to its ...
    • Veronica 

      unknown artist
      This painted terracotta sculpture is in one of the chapels of the Sacro Monte at San Vivaldo. The Sacro Monte (literally sacred mountain) is a pilgrimage site built by the Franciscans. Small chapels each contain painted ...
    • Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints Barbara, James, John the Baptist, Lawrence, and Catherine of Alexandria 

      Giovanni della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta tabernacle stands in the heart of the modern city of Florence, at the intersection of via Nazionale and via dell'Ariento. It was commissioned in 1522 by the Reame di Beliemme ("Kingdom of Bethlehem"), ...
    • Virgin and Child with Saints Cosmas and Damian 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta altarpiece by Andrea della Robbia was commissioned by Francesco Sassetti for his chapel in the Badia Fiesolana. The reconstruction of the Badia was financed by Cosimo de' Medici and completed in 1466. ...
    • Virgin Annunciate 

      unknown artist
      This painted wood figure of the Virgin Annunciate was in San Domenico in Pisa and is now housed in the Museo di San Matteo in Pisa. The figure had jointed arms, now only ruined stubs (and likely also jointed elbows). These ...
    • Virgin Annunciate 

      Agostino di Giovanni and Stefano Acolti
      This painted wood statue of the Annunciate Virgin was long thought to be the work of Nino Pisano (active in the late trecento), but then a cleaning in 1947 revealed the following inscription: A. A. MCCCXXI. AGUSTINUS ...
    • Virgin Mary and St. John the Evangelist Mourning 

      Luca della Robbia, Workshop of, attributed to
      These painted terracotta sculptures of the mourning Virgin Mary and St. John the Evangelist flank an older crucifix, which was originally a processional cross, but then was affixed here, with a frescoed backdrop and the ...
    • Virgin Mary and St. John the Evangelist Mourning 

      Francesco di Valdambrino
      These painted wood sculptures of the mourning Virgin Mary and St. John the Evangelist were originally made to stand on either side of a crucifix. They come from the Spedale di Santa Chiara in Pisa and are currently housed ...
    • Visitation 

      Giovanni della Robbia
      This lunette, now in the Museo Bandini in Fiesole, was made for the San Michele in Palchetto, in Florence (Santa Elisabetta). The work is glazed terracotta, except for Mary's red dress, which is cold painted, because the ...
    • Visitation 

      Luca della Robbia
      Luca della Robbia made this almost life-size in the round glazed terracotta sculpture of the Visitation for the altar of the confraternity of St. Elizabeth in San Giovanni Fuorcivitas in the early 1440s. A document of 1445 ...
    • Way to Calvary (Carrying of the Cross) 

      Agnolo di Polo, attributed to
      This painted terracotta sculpture is in one of the chapels of the Sacro Monte at San Vivaldo. The Sacro Monte (literally sacred mountain) is a pilgrimage site built by the Franciscans. Small chapels each contain painted ...