Siena Baptistry

finished about 1325

The prominent center of the Baptistry with the famous baptismal font

See this page for details of the font.
The Baptistry is rectangular and divided into three aisles. The Flagellation and the Way to Calvary are represented on the walls of the apse--by Lorenzo di Pietro.
The vaulted ceilings have frescoes representing articles of faith, Prophets and Sybils by Lorenzo di Pietro ("il Vecchietta") executed between 1447-1450 (but repainted in the nineteenth century).

Frescoes in the conch of the apse are by Michele di Matteo da Bologna, 1477, and represent the Agony in the Garden, the Crucifixion, and Lamentation.

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