BONANNO DA PISA
(active late 12th century)

Bronze doors (detail)

1175-80
Bronze
Cathedral, Pisa

Bonanno was an Italian sculptor and architect. He made the bronze doors of the cathedrals of Monreale and Pisa. (In Pisa only one door survived, the others were destroyed in 1595.) The "Leaning Tower" of Pisa was begun under his direction.

The picture shows a detail of the side portal of Pisa Cathedral, facing the campanile. It depicts The Magi. The figurative art of Bonanno reveals classical and Byzantine influences as well as the influence of contemporary Rhenish bronzes.




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