Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
FlorenceBattistero di San Giovanni East Door (Ghiberti, Porta del Paradiso)Panel 6: Joseph
GODS & MYTHS
Argonauts, Jason and Medea
Census of ancient art known to the RenaissanceKnown prototypesTurin, Museo Archeologico (Medea Sarcophagus)
Census of ancient art known to the RenaissanceKnown prototypesAncona, Museo Nazionale Archeologico (Medea Sarcophagus, formerly Rome, Stamperia Reale)
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Joseph Joseph sold into slavery (Gen. 37:28)
Genesis Joseph Joseph and Pharaoh (Gen. 41)Joseph commands to collect the grain in the years of plenteousness (Gen. 41:47-49)
Genesis Joseph Joseph's Brothers in Egypt (Gen. 42-45)Joseph commands to fill their bags and to return the payment (Gen. 42:25)
Genesis Joseph Joseph's Brothers in Egypt (Gen. 42-45)The cup is discovered in Benjamin's sack (Gen. 44:6-13)
Genesis Joseph Joseph's Brothers in Egypt (Gen. 42-45)Joseph embraces Benjamin (Gen. 45:14)
Further details
Krautheimer links the woman with child at the front, right of the centre, with Medea from the right end of the Sarcophagus
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ghiberti, Lorenzo (c1381-1455)
DATE
1425 - 1452
LOCATION
Florence, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Richard Krautheimer, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Princeton 1956, p. 347, no. 43 and pl. 98
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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