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Florence Baptistry Door

Florence Baptistry Door

South door of the Florence Baptistery by Andrea Pisano. The present Florence Baptistery was built in Romanesque style from 1059 to 1128, Three bronze double doors were added between the 14th and the 16th c. Andrea da Pontedera, known as Andrea Pisano, was the first artist to work and it took seven years (1330-1336) to complete his pair of doors. Each door was divided in 14 panels surrounded by a frame of rosettes and lions' heads. They contain 10 episodes from the life of the Baptist, and four figures of Virtues in the lower part. See More [.......]

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