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

Vault (southeast 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 southeast section contains the following, from the top to the bottom: principalities; the Creation (Lamech killing Cain, God appearing to Noah, building of the Ark); the story of Joseph (Pharaoh's dream, Joseph interpreting the dream, Joseph named viceroy of Egypt); the life of Christ (massacre of the Innocents, Last Supper, arrest; the story of John (John sends his followers to Jesus, who witness his miracles, Herod's feast).




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