Reliefs from the Campanile--page 2 (of three pages)



Andrea Pisano and Workshop
begun about 1336




East Side: Navigation

This relief is attributed to Andrea Pisano.
 

East Side: Social Justice

According to Montrésor, this attribute is represented as the "liberation of the earth from monsters, personified by Hercules who has just slain the cattle-thief Cacus (a frequent subject in medieval iconography)"(83). This relief is attributed to Andrea Pisano.
 

East Side: Agriculture or Homogirus

This relief is attributed to Andrea Pisano.
 

East Side: Art of Festivals and spectacles

Here a chariot represents the games of the circus. Here on the east side a door interrupted the sequence of the reliefs. The last relief on this side is not pictured: the art of architecture. A copy of it can be seen on my earlier site.These last two are attributed to Nino Pisano.
 

North side: Sculpture

The Greek sculptor Phidias is carving a nude. This relief is attributed to Andrea Pisano.
 

North Side: Painting with the Greek painter Apelles

This relief is attributed to Nino Pisano.


Work Cited:
All of the information and the captioning of these pages on works in the Duomo Museum are indebted to Carlo Montrésor, author of The Opera del Duomo Museum in Florence, Florence: Mandragora, 2000.

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