Ghiberti  florence baptistery  east door

Baptistery Doors [Ghiberti Set]

circa 1401 - 1421

Why is it canonical?

These doors to the baptistery, a part of the Florence Cathedral complex, remain a centerpiece and landmark of Florence and are a stunning example of bronze work of the period. There are two sets: this one, the second, was emblematic of the early Renaissance with a heavier emphasis on naturalism. Ghiberti one a competition that ensured his workshop would produce these.


Lorenzo Ghiberti


Florence Italy


Gilt Bronze

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Ghiberti  florence baptistery  east door

North Doors, Florence Baptistery