MOSAIC ARTIST, Italian
(active 1240-1300 in Florence)

Vault (north section)

1240-1300
Mosaic
Baptistry, Florence

Aside from the Last Judgment, the pictorial program consists mainly of the biblical stories long traditional in Rome. The north section contains the following, from the top to the bottom: potestates; the Creation (creation of the world, creation of Adam and Eve); the story of Joseph (Joseph's dream, Joseph relating his dream, Joseph with his brothers in Dotan); the life of Christ (Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity); the story of St John (annunciation to Zacharias, nativity of the Baptist and namegiving, the young Baptist in the wilderness).




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