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

Bronze door: Mythological scene

Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican

The small friezelike figures in the relief between the main fields portray events from the pontificate of Eugenius IV. Antique and contemporary portraits, mythological scenes and animals are inserted in the acanthus tendrils.

The picture shows one of the mythological scenes, the Rape of Europa.