QUERCIA, Jacopo della
(b. ca. 1367, Quercia Grossa, d. 1438, Siena)

Faith

1414-19
Marble
Santa Maria della Scala, Siena

The interior of the walls of the Fonte Gaia is decorated with shallow niches containing large-scale figures in high relief of the Virgin and Child, flanked by Angels and by the Theological and Cardinal Virtues and Wisdom, plus scenes of the Creation of Adam and the Expulsion from the Garden and at the corners, as originally planned, the Rhea Silvia and the Acca Larentia.

The picture shows Faith, one of the Cardinal Virtues.




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