ROBBIA, Luca della
(b. 1399/1400, Firenze, d. 1482, Firenze)

Ascension of Christ

Glazed terracotta, 200 x 260 cm
Duomo, Florence

The Cantoria earned Luca della Robbia further support and the Cathedral Vestry Board offered him several new commissions. Two lunettes representing the Resurrection and the Ascension were ordered from him in 1442 and 1446, respectively. The relief depicting the Ascension of Christ was realised for the doors of the Old Sacristy (Sagrestia dei Canonici) in the Florence Cathedral.