Detail View: ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART: Florence Campanile Façade; Diamond-shaped Reliefs

Collection: 
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title: 
Florence Campanile Façade; Diamond-shaped Reliefs
Image View: 
Battesimo (Baptism) by Arnoldi Alberto, 1361 (original location, ground floor, second register, north side)
Creator: 
Alberto Arnoldi (Italian sculptor, active 1351-1364); Nino Pisano (Italian sculptor, ca. 1315-ca. 1368); workshop of Andrea Pisano (Italian sculptor, ca. 1295-1349)
Location: 
repository: Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Florence, Tuscany, Italy)
Location Note: 
Piazza del Duomo, 9
GPS: 
+43.772333+11.256222
Date: 
ca. 1337-1361 (inclusive)
Cultural Context: 
Italian
Style Period: 
Fourteenth century; Gothic (Medieval)
Work Type 1: 
relief (sculpture)
Classification: 
Sculpture and Installations
Material: 
marble and blue majolica (tin-glazed) tile
Technique: 
carving (processes); mosaic (process)
Measurements: 
87 cm (height, each diamond) x 63.5 cm (width, each diamond)
Subjects: 
allegory; cycles or series; Astronomy; Catholic Church; Education; lozenge; liberal arts
Description: 
Alberto Arnoldi was a member of Andrea Pisano's workshop. He carved the north side lozenges which depict the Seven Sacraments, which are represented realistically. The sacraments are Baptism, Confession, Matrimony, Holy Order, Confirmation, the Eucharist, and the Extreme Unction. The designs have been attributed to the painter Maso di Banco, a pupil of Giotto. The west side has the Planets, of which Venus and Mercury are attributed to Nino Pisano. South side features the three Theological and four Cardinal Virtues (Faith, Charity, Hope, Prudence, Justice, Temperance, Fortitude). East side has the seven "Liberal Arts" (Astronomy, Music, Geometry, Grammar, Rhetoric, Logic, and Arithmetic). (Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)
Image Description: 
At the bottom is a figure holding a cornucopia, symbol of blessing and plenty.
Collection: 
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier: 
6A2-I-F-CAMP-UL-A17
Rights: 
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