The tradition of Florence Tabernacles has its roots from the two hundred year, at that time spread so widespread sacred images in many places in Florence.
The tabernacles in Florence were designed to give protection to the heresies and against the evils of that time as the Black Death or murderous events that were followed because of the disputes that used to happen.
These artistic representations of sacred images were very important not only for Florentines, also for anyone happen to the city for the most diverse reasons, at that time the prayer was considered one of the most effective remedies to overcome difficult moments.
With the arrival of the Renaissance, the Florence tabernacles increased significantly thanks to the birth of the workshops formed by great artists such as Luca della Robbia and Donatello.
These artists started to make the tabernacles from an artistic point of view, which were ordered by wealthy civil or religious corporations eager to show to the population the social and economic power.
The realization of Tabernacles in Florence, as in other places of Italy, was very appreciated by the population, for the comission, that works of art was one of the most direct ways to gain the consent of the people who felt reassured by their presence.
Even today the tabernacles in Florence are in the streets and squares of the city, many of these are of careful restoration work items that have reported these works of art to their original splendor.
Among the latest tabernacles restored of Florence there is a representation of the Madonna and the Child accompanied by four saints and the images of two donors , this important work of religious art risides in Piazza del Carmine in the Oltrarno district.