ROBBIA, Luca della
(b. 1399/1400, Firenze, d. 1482, Firenze)
Bronze Doors of the New Sacristy1446-75
Bronze, 420 x 200 cm
The seated figures flanked by angels on the doors of the New Sacristy (Sagrestia delle Messe) of Florence Cathedral include Madonna and Child, the four Evangelists, and five other saints, including the patron of Florence, St John the Baptist.
The model for the panel of St Gregory the Great on the lower left has been attributed to Maso di Bartolommeo, the other nine were designed by Luca. The doors were cast by Maso.