700th Anniversary of Dante’s Death

The great Italian poet Dante died 700 years ago and this year all of Italy is celebrating. In the spirit, the Uffizi Gallery has done something very special: 16th century artist Federico Zuccari drew images of the Divine Comedy which are in the museum’s care. This year, the Gallery has posted these beautiful images online for everyone to see. Here’s a sampling:

Charon, ferrying across sinners

Cerberus, the three-headed dog

The Forest of the Suicides

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