The Pulpit outside Prato Cathedral

  • D. S. Chambers
Part of the History in Depth book series (HD)

Abstract

This open-air pulpit was not just for sermons, but for display of the Sacred Girdle of the Virgin which, having dropped into the hands of Doubting Thomas, was supposedly acquired by a Pratese nobleman in Constantinople about the time of the First Crusade. Regarded as proof of the Virgin’s Assumption, the relic was clearly a matter for civic pride in Prato, the patron of the Chapel being the commune itself instead of a particular fraternity.

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Reference

  1. 1.
    A. C. de la Mare, ‘Vespasiano da Bisticci, Historian and Bookseller’ (Ph.D. thesis, University of London, 1966) p. 190, quotingGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    C. Guasti, ‘Capitolo del Commune di Firenze’ (Florence, 1866) i xvii n. 1.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    F. Baldinucci, ‘Notizie de’ professori del disegno’ (Florence, 1681: 1845 ed.) p. 437.Google Scholar

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