BRUNELLESCHI, Filippo
(b. 1377, Firenze, d. 1446, Firenze)

Pulpit

1443
Marble
Santa Maria Novella, Florence

The pulpit, commissioned by the Rucellai family in 1443, was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and executed by his adopted son Buggiano (Andrea di Lazzaro Cavalcanti). This pulpit has a particular historical significance, since it was from this pulpit that the first verbal attack was made on Galileo Galilei, leading eventually to his indictment.

In the background Masaccio's Trinity, situated almost halfway along the left aisle, can be seen.




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