Lorenzo the Magnificent receives the tribute of the ambassadors

Giorgio Vasari1556/1558

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum
Firenze, Italy

The painting features a crowd of ambassadors paying homage to Lorenzo the Magnificent. Aside from those messengers from the different kingdoms of ItalyNaples, Siena, Perugia, Milan, Rome, Bologna, Faenza – we also find foreign ambassadors kneeling in front of Lorenzo, among whom are believed to have been envoys of Sultan Qaitbay, from Cairo, Egypt. Photo: Simone Lampredi


  • Title: Lorenzo the Magnificent receives the tribute of the ambassadors
  • Date Created: 1556/1558
  • painter: Giorgio Vasari
  • Theme: historical subject
  • Second artist name: Marco Marchetti from Faenza
  • Second artist death place: Faenza
  • Second artist death date: 1588
  • Second artist birth place: Faenza
  • Second artist birth date: ca. 1527
  • Physical Dimensions: w280 x h345 cm (Complete)
  • Period: Mannerism
  • Original title: Lorenzo il Magnifico riceve i tributi dagli ambasciatori
  • Type: fresco painting
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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