Subjects of the tiers:The uppermost tier (center below) has decorative animal and floral motifs; the next tier down depicts hierarchies of angels--shown below Thrones--with another view of Christ as Alpha and Omega.
|The tiers continue down with scenes from Genesis with Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and Noah scenes; events from Joseph's life; events from Jesus' life, and the lowest tier with events from John the Baptist's life|
Center: top tier with the loading of the ark and the Flood; next tier down: scenes in Joseph's life
Events in John the Baptist's life:Salome's rather insipid dance and the beheading of John; presentation of John's head to Salome
Bottom: scenes from the life of John the Baptist; above it: scenes from the life of Jesus; top register: creation scenes
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See also Baptistery doors by Andrea Pisano.
See also Ghiberti's first set of doors (north doors).
See also Ghiberti's Paradise doors.
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