Ghiberti's Gates Of Paradise Banner
Upper Design
Main Page
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Panel 6 Story 6
Panel 7 Story 7
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Panel 9 Story 8
Panel 10 Story 10
Decoration
Lower Design
The final panel is of the wise and famous King Solomon, recieving the beautiful Queen of Sheba and her retinue at his court, gathered before the soaring walls of the Temple. Richly detailed with exotic costumes and animals, the court band, and Ghiberti in cameo, the stately scene probably symbolizes the Council of Florence, an attempted reconciliation of the eastern and western churches that met in Florence in 1439.

 

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