Detail View: ADJUNCT MODULE A: ITALIAN ART: Magi Chapel Ceiling

Collection: 
ADJUNCT MODULE A: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title: 
Magi Chapel Ceiling
Image View: 
Ceiling of the main room, with geometric coffers
Creator: 
Michelozzo di Bartolomeo (Italian architect, 1396-1472)
Location: 
repository: Palazzo Medici-Riccardi (Florence, Tuscany, Italy)
Location Note: 
Via Camillo Cavour, 3
GPS: 
+43.7752+11.255429
Date: 
ca. 1458 (creation)
Cultural Context: 
Italian
Style Period: 
Renaissance
Work Type 1: 
chapel (room or structure)
Work Type 2: 
coffer (ceiling component)
Classification: 
architectural elements
Material: 
wood; gesso; paint; gilding
Technique: 
carving (processes); gilding (technique)
Description: 
The chapel is composed of two square rooms, one larger and one smaller. The latter, known as the scarsella contains the altar, and has two small sacristies at the sides. The chapel was built by Michelozzo before 1459, on a corridor leading to the bedrooms on the first floor of the palazzo. The chapel was immediately decorated with the splendid floor of inlaid ancient marble and with a carved wooden ceiling, painted and gilded. Michelozzo also joined the Compagnia de’ Magi (Company of Magi), whose members included the Medici. (Source: Palazzo Medici-Riccardi [website]; http://www.palazzo-medici.it/)
Collection: 
Adjunct Module A: Italian Art
Identifier: 
7A1-GOZZ-JMB-L05
Rights: 
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