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Bronze Door: Noah on the Ark

Noah receives an olive branch from the dove he sent out of the ark. Panel on right bronze door, created by a local artist in the second half of the 12th century. Some of the first castings in bronze made since Roman times, San Zeno's magnificent bronze doors are decorated with 48 panels illustrating biblical stories and the lives of St. Michael and St. Zeno. Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Verona, Italy.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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