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Firenze-Loggia Orgagna (Florence, Loggia dell' Orcagna)
  • Europe
  • Firenze-Loggia Orgagna (Florence, Loggia dell' Orcagna), late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Florence, Italy
  • albumen print
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  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.052
Description

Architectural view of open-air sculpture gallery of antique and Renaissance art. Referred to as the Loggia dei Lanzi or Loggia della Signoria, the building is located on a corner of the Piazza della Signoria. The loggia consists of a groin vault, with a colonnade of pilasters. Towards the left of the loggia, two men stand by a cart. The allegorical figures of the cardinal virtues (Fortitude, Temperance, Justice, and Prudence) appear in the trifoils on the spandrel.