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Florence - Baptistry (Interior Dome)

With its 82 ft diameter, its black and white marble and its paving decorated with oriental motifs, the interior is grand and majestic. The dome is covered with magnificent mosaics of the 13th century. The Last Judgement is depicted on either side of a large picture of Christ the King; on the five concentric bands that cover the other five panels of the dome, starting from the top towards the base, note the Heavenly Heirarchies, Genesis, the Life of Joseph, scenes from the Life of the Virgin and of Christ, and the Life of St John the Baptist.


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Taken on December 23, 2007