Tomb slab of Scotta and Lucia Lottieri
- Florentine craftsmen
- 1342 ca.
- Archaeological excavations of the ancient basilica of Santa Reparata
- Specific location
- Area to the right of the apse, first tomb slab to the right
- Original location
- Floor of the ancient basilica of Santa Reparata
- Sculpture, engraving
- Height: 236 cm; Width: 88 cm; Thickness: 14 cm;
Rectangular floor tomb slab, in sandstone, found during excavations of the remains of the ancient basilica of Santa Reparata at the level of the 13th-14th century flooring. The tombstone is decorated in the center with a bas-relief depicting a rather young woman, lying in monastic robes (wimple and veil), with hands clasped in prayer on her chest, a rosary crown hanging from her wrists, her head resting on a large cushion and the face abandoned in a peaceful sleep.
An inscription in Gothic characters is engraved along the edge which begins above the head of the figure and continues clockwise; it identifies this as the tomb of Lucia and Scotta Lottieri, commissioned by their father Orlandetto. for the daughters who died on the same day, January 23, 1341. It is not possible to establish whether the nun effigy depicts one of the two sisters or, in an abstract way, both, or whether it is a symbolic or devotional image. The inscription also commemorates a bequest from the two deceased to the Florentine diocese.