After only three years of work, Frilli Gallery is proud to announce the installation of the South Door replica in the Baptistery of Saint John, Florence, in substitution of the original work of art.
The original door, made by Gothic master Andrea Pisano, represents the life of St. John the Baptist, key figure not only for the catholic world, but also for the city of Florence.
St John is the patron of the city and the Baptistery is named after him.
St. John's day is celebrated every year on June 24th.
This year the festivity will be enriched by the unveiling of the South Door replica just installed.
Do not miss out this special celebration!
Frilli Gallery, throughout the past 30 years, has been entrusted by the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore with the realization of all the three sets of doors for the Florence Baptistery.
The Florence Baptistery is a landmark monument for the city, the oldest building erected in town on the foundations of a pagan roman temple, and is obviously a world’s heritage site. With its three sets of doors, the building is the perfect synthesis of historical and artistic period in time, ranging from the Gothic, into the Renaissance, to the early Baroque.
With the aim of showing all the many steps required to reproduce such a great masterpiece, we have realized a series of video, available on Facebook and YouTube showing every step of the way.
Stay tuned for the complete video, that will be available soon.
But most important: do not miss out the unveiling on June 24th!