GHIBERTI, Lorenzo
(b. 1378, Firenze, d. 1455, Firenze)

Cain and Abel

1425-52
Gilded bronze, 79 x 79 cm
Baptistry, Florence

Each panel of the Gates of Paradise depicts several episodes of a biblical narrative. This panel depicts the story of Cain and Abel: Adam and Eve before their tent, Abel guarding the herd, the sacrifices of Cain and Abel, Cain killing Abel, God banishing Cain.