CIVITALE, Matteo
(b. 1435, Lucca, d. 1501, Lucca)

Tempietto del Volto Santo

1482-84
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Duomo, Lucca

The Holy Face of Lucca (Volto Santo di Lucca) is a venerated wooden corpus of a crucifix, located in the free-standing octagonal Carrara marble chapel (the tempietto or "little temple"), which was built in 1484 by Matteo Civitali to contain it; the image in its tempietto stands in the right-hand nave of the Cathedral of San Martino in Lucca, Italy.