COZZI, Marco di Giampietro
(b. ca. 1420, Vicenza, d. 1485, Vicenza)

Choir stalls

Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice

Marco Cozzi executed 124 wooden choir stalls, richly decorated with perspective intarsia scenes. The picture shows three of them.

The choir was a secluded space for the brothers' private worship, intimately connected to the high altar. Easily accessible from the friary alongside, the wooden choir stalls offered warmth in the winter.

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