ROBBIA, Giovanni della
(b. 1469, Firenze, d. 1529, Firenze)

St Lucy

c. 1523
Glazed terracotta
Certosa del Galluzzo, Florence

This relief is part of a complex iconographic and decorative program of the Chiostro dei Monaci (Cloister of the Monks) in the Certosa del Galluzzo, an abbey prominently situated on a hillside just south of Florence. The decorative program comprised sixty-six glazed terracotta medallions depicting figures from the Old Testaments and saints, mounted on the pendentives of the cloister from 1523 onwards. The medallions were executed by Giovanni della Robbia and assistants.