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Judith at the Gates to Paradise

10 Sep

Must be nice when Michelangelo describes your works as “the Gates of Paradise” because he thinks they are worthy to stand at the entrance to heaven.

Lorenzo Ghibertu , “Gates of Paradise,” 1425-1452, Gilt bronze relief panel, ht: 5.64 m, Baptistery of San Giovanni, Florence, Italy

And must be nice to have your portrait front and center along the border of “the Gates of Paradise.”

Lorenzo Ghibertu , “Judith, Gates of Paradise,” 1425-1452, Gilt bronze relief panel, Baptistery of San Giovanni, Florence, Italy

Of course, underneath Judith, it must be nice to use your own head as door knobs.   i guess?

Lorenzo Ghibertu , “Self-portrait as door knobs, Gates of Paradise,” 1425-1452, Gilt bronze relief panel, Baptistery of San Giovanni, Florence, Italy

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Posted by on September 10, 2012 in Glory

 

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