FILARETE
(b. ca. 1400, Firenze, d. 1469, Roma)

Bronze door: Christ Enthroned

1433-45
Bronze
Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican

The figures portrayed in the main fields are: Christ enthroned giving his blessing (top left); Mary enthroned (top right); St Paul (middle left); St Peter with Eugenius IV kneeling at his feet being given the keys (middle right); the martyrdom of St Paul (bottom left); and the martyrdom of St Peter (bottom right).

The iconography of Christ, Mary, Peter and Paul in the principal fields follows Early Christian traditions.