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San Zeno Maggiore: Bronze Door: Balaam

Bronze Door: Balaam

Balaam on his talking donkey (Numbers 22). Panel 13 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.