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The Cathedral Vestry Board Museum -

Location and History

Was founded in 1891. The museum holds many sculptures that have been taken from the niches and doors of the Duomo and the Baptistery in order to protect them from the elements. The collection is thus the best guide to the various changes in Florentine official sculpture over the centuries.


The vast majority of sculptures preserved in the Museum are those that Arnolfo had chosen for the facade. In addition to this basic group of Arnolfo works, the Museum exhibits also works of the fourteenth century sculptures removed from the bell tower by Andrea Pisano (c. 1290-c. 1349) and pupils, together with those from the Porta della Mandorla located on the right side of the Duomo. Like the sculptures of Nanni di Banco (1380-1421) and Donatello (1386-1466) originally made for the bell tower and the Duomo, the two large "cantorie" by Luca della Robbia (1400-1482) and Donatello removed from the cathedral`s interior.


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Donato Di Niccolò dei Bardi
Arnolfo Di Cambio
Luca Della Robbia
Andrea Pisano
Antonio di Jacopo Benci
Lorenzo Ghiberti
Andrea Cantucci
Giovanni del Biondo
Bernardo Ciuffagni
Piero di Giovanni Tedesco
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Vincenzo Danti
Giovanni di Antonio di Banco
Andrea della Robbia (Scultore) con il rilievo "Madonna con Bambino e angeli" del 1489.
Andrea Verrocchio (Scultore) con il rilievo "Soldati" databile nel periodo 1477 - 1478.
Antonio di Francesco da Venezia said Antonio Veneziano (Pittore) con il dipinto "Decapitazione di san Giovanni Battista".
Bernardo Daddi (Pittore) con il dipinto "Madonna tra santa Caterina d'Alessandria e san Zanobi" del 1334.
Bicci di Lorenzo (Pittore) con l' affresco "Testa di apostolo".
Della Robbia Marco (Scultore) con il rilievo "Stemma dell'Arte della Lana" del 1490.
Jacopo del Casentino (Pittore) con il dipinto "Madonna con Bambino in trono e santi".
Niccolò di Pietro Gerini (Pittore) con il dipinto "San Zanobi e una donatrice" databile nel periodo 1376 - 1399.

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