Hospital's Stories, Images and Faces
The two figures depicted in the scene may be identified as Pope Eugene IV and the hospital's rector Carlo d'Agnolino. The presence of the college of cardinals and the oriental figuresin the niches are a clear reference to the Council of Florence and Ferrara in 1439, which marked not only a reconciliation between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox,Coptic Churches but also witness the pope's return to Siena after decades of tension with the city.
Santa Maria della Scala, servizio programmazione culturale musei
Redazione di Chiara Nencini