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What is the New Sacristy made of?

What is the New Sacristy made of?

The lantern at the top of the New Sacristy is made out of marble and has an “…unusual polyhedron mounted on the peak of the conical roof”. The orb that is on top of the lantern has seventy-two facets and is about two feet in diameter.

Why was the New Sacristy built?

The New Sacristy was built by order of Pope Leo X to house the mortal remains of his brother Giuliano, Duke of Nemours, and his nephew, Lorenzo, Duke of Urbino. The undertaking was completed by Pope Clement VII.

Where is the New Sacristy?

Michelangelo, Medici Chapel (New Sacristy), 1519-34, San Lorenzo, Florence Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

When was the New Sacristy built?

Begun in 1520, the New Sacristy was commissioned to mirror the Old Sacristy designed by Brunelleschi, which can be accessed from the Basilica of San Lorenzo.

Who commissioned the New Sacristy?

Pope Leo X decided to build a family funeral chapel that would serve as a second sacristy at San Lorenzo, the Medici family church. This decision was prompted by the deaths in 1516 and 1519 of his brother Giuliano de’ Medici, and his nephew Lorenzo the Younger, who had both been governors of Florence.

Why did the Medici family return to Florence finally in 1512?

The Descendants of Cosimo de’ Medici After only two years in power, he was forced out of the city in 1494, and died in exile. Thanks in part to the efforts of Piero’s younger brother Giovanni (a cardinal at the time and the future Pope Leo X), the Medici family was able to return to Florence in 1512.

Where is Cosimo de Medici buried?

Basilica di San Lorenzo, Florence, ItalyCosimo de’ Medici / Place of burial
He was 74 when he died at his country house at Careggi. His body was taken to Florence and huge crowds filled the streets as he was buried in the church of San Lorenzo, where his tomb can still be seen. Carved on it by order of the Signoria were the words Pater Patriae, ‘Father of the Country’.

Where are the Medici family buried?

San Lorenzo was the church of the Medicis and the crypt below the church is where many members of the family are buried. The Medici Chapel has a separate tourist entrance and is back to back with San Lorenzo.

What is the plate called that holds the Eucharist?

A paten or diskos is a small plate, usually ring the Mass. It is generally used during the liturgy itself, while the reserved sacrament are stored in the tabernacle in a ciborium.

What does sacristy symbolize?

sacristynoun. A room in a church where sacred vessels, books, vestments, etc. are kept. Sometimes also used by clergy to prepare for worship or for meetings.

What church did Medici?

San Lorenzo was the parish church of the Medici family. In 1419, Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici offered to finance a new church to replace the 11th-century Romanesque rebuilding….San Lorenzo, Florence.

Basilica di San Lorenzo
Architect(s) Filippo Brunelleschi, Michelangelo
Architectural type Church
Style Renaissance
Groundbreaking 15th century

What is the new sacristy in Florence?

Basically, the New Sacristy is a Michelangelo feast with architecture, design and sculpture by the Renaissance master. The small-domed building ( construction date 1521 – 1524) was built upon request of Cardinal Giulio de Medici, who later became Pope Clement VII (Giulio was the illegitimate nephew of Lorenzo the Magnificent).

What makes the new sacristy in Rome so special?

Although it wasn’t completed during the artist’s lifetime, the New Sacristy is a unique monument. It is a rare case of both a space and its decoration that are entirely planned by a single artist. This extraordinary space is conceived as a whole, composed of sculpture, architecture, architectural decorations, and light.

Who is buried in the new sacristy?

These two major Florentine figures are modestly buried in a simple stone coffin just to the right as you enter the New Sacristy, whereas the elaborate tombs on the right and left are for their much less famous relatives. The monument to your left when you walk in is for Lorenzo II de Medici, Duke of Urbino.

What inspired Michelangelo’s design for the sacristy?

The architecture was inspired by the design of the Pantheon in Rome (126 AD). The domed ceiling of the New Sacristy is a replica on a much smaller scale of the Pantheon dome whose beauty, elegance and harmony was greatly admired by Michelangelo.

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