Friday, June 20, 2014

Abraham

Abraham, copy of the original bronze panel of the Gates of Paradise by Lorenzo Ghiberti, Baptistry of Saint John, Florence
“Abraham”, copy of the original bronze panel of the
Porte del Paradiso (Gates of Paradise) by Lorenzo Ghiberti
Battistero di San Giovanni (Florence Baptistery)
Piazza del Duomo
Florence, October 2013

See also: Adam and Eve - Cain and Abel - Noah

4 comments:

Lowell said...

How can people do this kind of work? It is so perfect and so powerful. The story of Abraham sacrificing his son is an interesting tale - probably was used as a way of explaining to the Israelites that Yahweh no longer required human sacrifice as did the other gods of the neighboring tribes.

Dina said...

Quite a life Abraham had.
I'm glad he got this door to show it.

cieldequimper said...

I have the same picture...

Changes in the wind said...

So intricate...amazing work.