Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Siena Cathedral

The cathedral - also known as Santa Maria Assunta - was built 1215-63.

The cartoons for three large scenes on the gables of the west facade are by Luigi Mussini and Alessandro Franchi. The mosaics were made by Salviati in 1878.

The Coronation of the Virgin by Mussini

The Presentation of Mary in the Temple is on the left, while The Nativity of Jesus is on the right. Both were designed by Franchi.

Barr, Sheldon. Venetian Glass Mosaics: 1860-1917. London: Antique Collectors' Club, 2008. 127.
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