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

Vault (south 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 south section contains the following, from the top to the bottom: Virtues; the Creation (boarding the Ark, the Flood); the story of Joseph (storing grain, Joseph reveals himself to his brothers, Joseph's reunion with Jacob); the life of Christ (Crucifixion, Lamentation, women at the tomb); the story of John (beheading of the Baptist, Salome presenting his head to Herod, burial).




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