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

Vault (northeast 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 northeast section contains the following, from the top to the bottom: archangels; the Creation (the Fall, the accounting to God, expulsion from paradise); the story of Joseph (Joseph being sold, Jacob and Rachel receiving false news of Joseph's death, Joseph taken to Egypt); the life of Christ (Adoration, dream, and return of the three kings); the story of John (the Baptist's sermon, baptism of the woman convert, proclamation of the Messiah).




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