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Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Baptistery Altar; Saint John in Glory and Candle-bearing Angels
Image View:
Overall view of the altar sculptures
Creator:
Girolamo Ticciati (Italian sculptor, 1671-1744)
Location:
repository: Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Florence, Tuscany, Italy)
Location Note:
Piazza del Duomo, 9
GPS:
43.772333 11.256222
Date:
1732 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Italian
Style Period:
Baroque; Eighteenth century
Work Type 1:
sculpture (visual work)
Work Type 2:
relief (sculpture)
Classification:
Sculpture and Installations
Material:
marble
Technique:
carving (processes)
Subjects:
New Testament; saints; Angels; John, the Baptist, Saint; Restoration and conservation
Description:
The new main altar of the Florence Baptistery was completed in 1732 with works by Girolamo Ticciati: a Saint John in Glory and candle-bearing angels. These dynamic statues, originally surrounded by gilded rays, were accompanied by reliefs narrating the saint’s life on the altar-front and chancel baluster, and by figures of eagles with bales of fabric between their talons, emblems of the Florentine guild paying for the modernization project: the Arte di Calimala, to whose care the embellishment of the Baptistery had long been entrusted. The statues were removed to the museum in 1912 and the medieval altar restored. (Source: Museo dell'Opera del Duomo [website]; https://www.museumfl orence.com/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier:
7A1-TICCIATI-MD-SJ-A 01
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Baptistery Altar; Saint John in Glory and Candle-bearing Angels