Porta di San Ranieri

Porta di San Ranieri

Purchased from Messrs Giovanni Franchi and Sons in 1865 for £550

Original:

Porta di San Ranieri
Bonanus of Pisa (active 1179-86)
About 1180
Bronze
Now in the south transept of Pisa Cathedral, Pisa, Italy

This doorway, known as the 'Porta di San Ranieri' is decorated with the following scenes, starting at the bottom the scenes read from left to right; a row of Prophets, the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Nativity and the Annunciation to the Shepherds, the Journey of the Magi, the Presentation, the Flight into Egypt, the Massacre of the Innocents, the Baptism, the Temptation, the Transfiguration, the Raising of Lazarus, the Entry into Jerusalem, the Washing of the Feet of the Disciples, the Last Supper, the Betrayal, the Crucifixion, the Descent into Hell, the Maries at the Sepulchre, the Ascension, the Death of the Virgin, Christ enthroned between Angels, and the Virgin enthroned between Angels.