Upper Part of a Tabernacle for the Holy Sacrament

A work made of marble.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of marble.

Date:

1461/63

Artist:

Isaia da Pisa
Italian, active 1428–64

About this artwork

This relief represents the upper of two surviving panels from the altar of the Holy Sacrament in the Roman basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (the second panel remains in the church). Dismantled in 1573, the altar was one of a number of improvements in the church instituted by Cardinal Guillaume d’Estouteville, archpriest of Santa Maria Maggiore during much of the 15th century. As his name implies, Isaia came from a family of stone carvers in Pisa and was active in Rome from 1428. He produced a number of tombs and altars there, although the majority no longer survive. Between 1455 and 1458, he collaborated on one of the grandest sculptural projects of the century, the Arch of Alfonso I of Aragon in Naples.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 237

Artist

Isaia da Pisa

Title

Upper Part of a Tabernacle for the Holy Sacrament

Origin

Rome

Date

1450–1475

Medium

Marble

Dimensions

88.3 × 116.8 cm (34 3/4 × 46 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer

Reference Number

1938.167

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