Duomo, Siena: the facade in polychrome marble

RIBApix ref no RIBA13521
Architect/DesignerGiovanni di Cecco
Pisano, Giovanni (c. 1250-c. 1315)
Artist/PhotographerFratelli Alinari
CountryItaly
CitySiena
Subject Date1370
Image Date1860
ViewExterior
StyleGothic
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceLS 9046
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This photograph is dated before 1878 based on the fact that the Cathedral's gabled fronts lack mosiacs added in 1878. The facade in polychrome marble was designed by Giovanni Pisano in 1285. The upper part, in the style of the Cathedral of Orvieto, was added by Giovanni di Cecco after 1376.

Subject tags

entrances, doors, spires, cathedrals, marble, columns, decorative stonework