Florence Baptistery - Table of Contents

Interior - Florence Baptistery
AKA:  Florence Baptistry   /   Baptistery of San Giovanni (St. John)   /   Baptistry - Duomo

Florence, Italy
On tbis page, below:
Apse

Baptismal font


"Ecce Homo"


Walkway


Mosaic ceiling


Mosaic floor

February 2020 photos
Apse


Apse
Barrel ceiling features mosaic murals



Apse
ReredosGreen and white marble Romanesque geometric design



Apse



Apse  - Candlestick
Four details below:


Apse - Candlestick - Detail #1


Apse - Candlestick - Detail #2



Apse - Candlestick - Detail #3



Apse - Candlestick - Detail #4
Lion



Apse
Altar detail below:


Apse
Altar detail




Baptismal font


Octagonal baptismal font stands near the south entrance. It was installed in 1658 but is probably much older.   ...   The original font was installed in the middle of the building in 1128, but removed  in 1571 on orders from the grand duke Francesco I de' Medici.




"Ecce Homo"


Jesus, carrying a cross with a banner:  Ecce Homo, taken from the Gospel of (John 19): Pontius Pilate displays Christ to the crowd with the words, "Ecce homo!" ("Behold the man").    ...   Detail below:






Walkway


Upper part of the building, below the mosaic dome   ...    Walkway that continues around the building   ...    Columns of Sardinian granite   ...   Light from the three windows located in each of the eight bays  



Walkway



Walkway
Mosaics




Mosaic Ceiling

Begun in 1225.


Five of the 8 mosaic ceiling sections   ...
Top:  Light from the lantern
Top row:  Plants
2nd row: Angels
3rd row:  Episodes from Genesis (online April 2020)
4th row:  Stories of Joseph
5th row:  Stories of  Virgin Mary  and Jesus
Bottom row  - half visible: Stories of John the Baptist

Two center section details below:


Detail #1 - Potestates: chief rulers   ...    Angels: Powers



Detail #2 - Episodes from Genesis
Center:  Creation of Adam   ...   Right: Creation of Eve from Adam's rib




Mosaic Ceiling


Six of the 8 mosaic ceiling sections   ...
 Five details below: :


Detail #1



Detail #2



Detail #3
Angels



Detail #4
Top row:  Cain & Abel(?)   ...   ?   ...   Moses
Middle row:   Stories of Joseph
Bottom row:  Stories of  Virgin Mary and Jesus:  Presentation of the of the Infant Jesus in the Temple(?)  ...   Angel appears to Joseph in a dream(?)   ...   Flight into Egypt



Detail #5
Stories of 
Virgin Mary and Jesus:  Presentation of the of the Infant Jesus in the Temple(?)  ...   Angel appears to Joseph in a dream(?)   ...   Flight into Egypt




Mosaic Ceiling - Last Judgement


Mosaic Ceiling - Last Judgement
On the left of Christ are images of  'Salvation'   ...    On the right, 'Damnation'.   
...   Two details below:


Mosaic Ceiling - Last Judgement - Detail #1
Four  Seraphim angels , with six wings   ...   Christ Pantocrator



Mosaic Ceiling - Last Judgement - Detail #2
Note stigmata   ...   Lower right depicts scene from hell




Mosaic Marble Floor
Begun in 1209.



Mosaic Marble Floor  
Six details below:


Mosaic Marble Floor    - Detail #1



Mosaic Marble Floor    - Detail #2



Mosaic Marble Floor    - Detail #3



Mosaic Marble Floor    - Detail #4



Mosaic Marble Floor    - Detail #5



Mosaic Marble Floor    - Detail #6



 Zodiac
 
Astrological signs of the zodiac  ...   Cf., Buffalo Savings Bank   ...   Two zodiac details below:


Zodiac  detail #1
Center: Libra   ...   Right: Scorpio



Zodiac  detail #2







Photos and their arrangement 2020 Chuck LaChiusa
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