Baptistery, Parma

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RIBApix ref no RIBA5452
Architect/DesignerAntelami, Benedetto
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryItaly
CityParma
Subject Date1270
Image Date1963
ViewExterior
StyleMedieval
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ITA/651 (ES9618)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This is an octagonal pink marble structure inside of which there are sixteen arches, forming alcoves each containing a painted scene. Designed by Benedetto Antelami, who was director of works from 1196 to 1216, it was begun in the Romanesque style and completed in the Gothic.

Subject tags

Chapels, towers, marble