Gates of Paradise (1425-52): Solomon and the Queen of Sheba
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Gates of Paradise (1425-52): Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Detail of the east doors or "Gates of Paradise" by Lorenzo Ghiberti in gilded bronze, 1425-52. The door shown here is a replica; the original is now protected in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. Florence Baptistery (Battistero di San Giovanni), Florence, Italy.