Luca della Robbia 1400 – 1482

The Ascension

terracotta with glaze — 1442-45 Museum Duomo, Florence

This work is linked to Mark 16:19

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This sculpture is found in a lunette over the door of the Southern Sacristy of the Florence Cathedral. The relief is terracotta; the glaze is a mixture of minerals.

Over the door to the southern sacristy Della Robbia made a similar but less colorful relief on the Resurrection.

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