Cantoria  --  Panels One through Ten

 
One - Voices

  
Two - Horns

  
Three - Harps

 
Four - Strings

  
Five - Drums

  
Six - Singers with Scroll

  
Seven - Dancers

  
Eight - Various Instruments

  
Nine - Tamborines

  
Ten - Cymbals

Ignore the color in the ten photos above. I was shooting in a high school hallway with bad light and then correcting for parallax with Photoshop. All panels are the same height but they vary in width. These photos show some distortion due to the adjustment of the images to make them rectangular.

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 in marble.

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 the carved text in Latin of Psalm 150, which provided the original inspiration for the work.

The photos above were taken of a plaster set of panels installed in Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Washington. All panels are the same height, but vary in width. All of the panels are available, but these are the only pictures we have that show the content.

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