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Domenico Gagini, the patriarch of family of sculptors, was born in Bissone (modern Switzerland) and then traveled south, working in Brunelleschi's shop before settling in Sicily, where he and his descendants had a flourishing workshop. This marble ciborium (container for the Host, the bread or wafer believed to become the body of Christ during the mass) is attributed to his workshop. The angels kneel in adoration, and Christ emerges from his tomb, the blood from his side pouring into a chalice. This marble relief, housed in the Museo di San Matteo in Pisa, is partially painted and gilded. The blue backgrounds survive, but the blood was presumably originally painted red, and the pupils are not carved, and so were probably also originally painted. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.