For the gates of paradise, Ghiberti reduced the number of scenes from 28 – on the first set of doors - to ten. These ten reliefs portray figures from the Old Testament. Beginning at the top left they are Adam and Eve, Noah, Isaac, Moses and David. On the right door are, Cain and Able, Abraham, Joseph, Joshua and Solomon. These panels are framed by figures of the prophets set in a slim vertical arrangement, they alternate with small busts and appear almost as three-dimensional sculptures.
Read more about Ghiberti and the placement of these doors.
Andrea del Verrocchio.
Andrea del Verrocchio (1435-1488) was much admired by the Medici the
famous family who exerted huge influence over the City of Florence. He was
multitalented with his own workshop, the young Leonardo da Vinci was one of his