(b. 1412, Borgo a Buggiano, Pistoia, d. 1461, Firenze)

Interior view

Cardini Chapel, San Francesco, Pescia

In the apse, the Cardini (or Orlandi-Cardini) chapel is entered through an elegant arch flanked by columns, all in pietra serena. The chapel houses a venerated 15th century stucco crucifix, called the Crocefisso della Corda Pia, which is said to have been involved in miracles. This chapel was found to have quattrocento-period frescoes, attributed to Neri di Bicci, depicting the brothers Cardini in prayer with the patrons of the town and valley.

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