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Bronze Door: Tree of Jesse

The Tree of Jesse: a family tree showing the ancestors of Christ springing from Jesse's loins. Panel 14 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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