No ordinary piece of sculpture, the Cantoria is a reproduction
of part of a work by the Italian Renaissance sculptor Luca Della
Robbia (1400- 1482). The original, entitled "Cantoria",
was carved in Florence, Italy, between 1431 and 1439. It may
still be seen in that city, where it was created to decorate
the choir loft (or "cantoria") of the Cathedral there.
It remains one of Della Robbia's most famous works. The material
used here is fiberglass; the original in Florence was carved
The original "Cantoria" is housed today in Florence's
Museo dell' Opera del Duomo (having been removed from the Cathedral
in 1688 to accommodate renovations for the wedding of Ferdinando
di Medici). It contains a few more panels than are represented
here, plus the carved text in Latin of Psalm 150, which provided
the original inspiration for the work.
Follow this link to
view all ten of the pannels. The photos were taken of a plaster
set of pannels installed in Lewis and Clark Highschool in Spokane,
Washington. All panels are the same height, but vary in width.
All of the following pannels are available, but these are the
only pictures we have that show the content.
1-Voices 2- Blasting Horns 3- Harps 4- Strings 5- Drums 6- Singers
7- Dancers 8-Instruments 9-Tamborines 10- Cymbals
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