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Magi Chapel, Palazzo Medici Riccardi (1459)*

Artist/Designer: Benozzo Gozzoli

Project Location: Florence, Italy

Figure 1: Magi Chapel. Source: Web Gallery of Art, View of the Chapel. Digital Image ( Source | Accessed : April 4, 2014 )
Figure 2: Magi Chapel. Source: Abbeville Press, Italian Frescoes: The Early Renaissance. Digital Image ( Source | Accessed : April 4, 2014 )
Figure 3: Magi Chapel. Source: Davemj312, Magi Chapel, Wall Painting in the Medici, Florence. 2009, Digital Image ( Source | Accessed : April 4, 2014 )
Figure 4: Magi Chapel. Source: Laurapichy, Benozzo Gozzoli, Procession of the Magi, Medici Chapel, Medici Palace, Florence, 1460. 2012, Digital Image ( Source | Accessed : April 4, 2014 )


Primary Material(s):
Plaster, Wood, Paint

Religious Building, Residential Structure

Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
15th Century

Additional Information:
Publications/Texts in Print-

Acidini Luchinat, Cristina. The Chapel of the Magi: Benozzo Gozzoli's frescoes in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi Florence. London: Thames and Hudson, 1994.

Benozzo, Franco Cardina, and Lucia Ricciardi. The Chapel of the Magi in Palazzo Medici. Firenze: Mandragora, 2001.

Davisson, Darrell D. Secrets of the Medici palace and its private chapel: six studies in the early Italian Renaissance. North Charleston, SC: Createspac, 2013.

Additional Information-

Building Address

Via Camillo Cavour, 3, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

Supporting Designers/Staff
Architecture of building by Michelozzo di Bartolomeo Michelozzi (1396–1472)
Ceiling inlay by Pagno di Lapo Portigiano (1408 — 1470)
Copy of Filippo Lippi's Adoration in the Forest by his follower, Pier Francesco Fiorentino ((Florence, 1444/1445 – after 1497
Wall paintings by Benozzo Gozzoli(c. 1421 – 1497)

Significant Dates
Work began in 1449-50
Completed in 1459
Original wall panel by Filippo Lippi sold in 19th century

Associated Projects
Palazzo Medici

Medici, Renaissance, Italian, Religious, Chapel, Frescoes, Piano Nobile

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