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The Little Temple of the Holy Sepulchre is permanently open to the public with access from the Marino Marini Museum.

The Rucellai Chapel is an interesting and unknown architectural work, as it is placed in an outbuilding of the Convent of St. Pancrazio, later dismembered and also including the Museum Marino Marini. 

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Giovanni Rucellai had this shrine or little temple built, which is attributed to Leon Battista Alberti, who, however, probably intervened only in the last building phase; the shrine was completed in 1467.
Made of white marble with black inlays, the little temple is considered a copy of the tomb of Christ in Jerusalem, born from the pilgrims’ memory and devotion in the Holy Land.
The little temple is entirely decorated with 30 completely different marble inlays, inserted in boxes depicting naturalistic themes and other highly symbolic themes.
Visitors have the opportunity to visit the Rucellai shrine by appointment only, ticket costs 6,00 Euros and reservation can only be done on-line.
Museo Marino Marini, piazza San Pancrazio



Published: 11/1/2019

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