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

Vault (eastern 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 eastern section contains the following, from the top to the bottom: angels; the Creation (the hardships of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel's offerings, Cain killing Abel); the story of Joseph (Joseph's sale to Potiphar, accusation by Potiphar's wife, Joseph in prison); the life of Christ (presentation in the Temple, Joseph's dream, flight into Egypt); the story of John (baptism of Christ, Herod's censure, John in prison).




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