GHIBERTI, Lorenzo
(b. 1378, Firenze, d. 1455, Firenze)

Door of a Ciborium

1450-51
Cast and chiseled bronze, 34 x 20 cm
Ospedale di Santa Maria Nuova, Florence

This door with God the Father belonged to a tabernacle for the custody of the Holy sacrament of the women's hospital, which was placed against the left wall of the choir in the church of the hospital. The marble part of the tabernacle was commissioned from Bernardo Rossellino.