MOSAIC ARTIST, Italian
(active 1200-1250 in Lucca)

Façade

1200-50
Mosaic
San Frediano, Lucca

In Tuscany, mosaic decoration was rarely employed until the middle of the thirteenth century. A surviving example is the façade mosaic at San Frediano, Lucca. It depicts the Ascension of Christ in a Byzantine style. Angels bear the throne of Christ upwards, while the Twelve Apostles look on from below.




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