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The Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise contains more than 700 detailed photographs of Lorenzo Ghiberti’s famous “Gates of Paradise” — the bronze East doors of the Baptistery in Florence and one of the most important sculptures of the early Italian Renaissance. Artstor sponsored the comprehensive photographic documentation of these relief sculptures after 25 years of restoration work. The photographic campaign, executed by the photographer Antonio Quattrone, was undertaken in collaboration with the Museo dell’ Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore and the Opificio delle Pietre Dure to document the newly cleaned bronze panels and frieze elements. Quattrone also completed a tandem campaign to photograph the so-called “competition panels” housed in the Museo del Bargello. These panels are the renowned relief sculptures depicting the “Sacrifice of Isaac,” which were produced in 1401–1402 by Ghiberti and his rival, Filippo Brunelleschi, for an earlier commission.
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