Sculpture from the original facade of the Duomo

Arnolfo di Cambio
late 13th century (demolished in 1587)

Center: Madonna of the Glass Eyes, from the lunette of the central doorway with a piece of the background facing--white Carrara marble, red Sienese marble, and green Serpentine from Prato with mosaics by Cosmati masters; left: St. Reparata; right: St. Zenobius

Center and left by Arnolfo and right by his workshop.


Arnolfo di Cambio
about 1300
What is confusing is that the Internet pictures this work, saying it belongs to the V&A in London. I photographed it (or a cast?) in the Duomo Museum. I do not know where this relief would have been originally. If you know, please contact me at the address below.

Go to Index of works in the Duomo Museum.

Click here to return to index of art historical sites.

Click here to return to index of artists and architects.

Click here to return to chronological index.

Click here to see the home page of Bluffton University.

© 2006 Mary Ann Sullivan. I have photographed (on site), scanned, and manipulated all the images on these pages. Please feel free to use them for personal or educational purposes. They are not available for commercial purposes.