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Posted by on Feb 19, 2012 in Europe, Italy, Photo of the Week, Photos

Photo of the Week: Golden Doors of San Giovanni Baptistery

Photo of the Week: Golden Doors of San Giovanni Baptistery in Florence, Italy

The East doors of the San Giovanni Baptistery are also known as The Gates of Paradise. The “Gates of Paradise” where named by Michelangelo who exclaimed: “they are so beautiful that they would be perfect for the gates of paradise“. The doors were commissioned to Lorenzo Ghiberti (1403-1424), an Italian artist, known for his sculptures and metalwork. The door depicts scenes from the Old Testament.

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