(b. 1764, Milano, d. 1849, Firenze)

Transportation of the Ark of the Covenant Containing the Tablets of the Law

Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

This scene is a detail of the fresco cycle in the Room of the Ark. Billowing clouds of aromatic incense surround the Ark of the Covenant, which is being carried in a solemn procession into the city of Jerusalem. The high priest of the Temple leads the pageant with the tabernacle containing the sacred Tablets of the Law.