Mr. Hunter recommends visiting the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence, home to the original panels of Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise doors. It's a light and airy museum that also features some lovely Michelangelo statues, figures from the Duomo cathedral, and a striking statue of Mary Magdalene by Donatello.
|Ghiberti's Jacob and Esau panel|
I love these dogs from the Jacob and Esau panel!
|the courtyard where the original Ghiberti panels are displayed|
San Francisco's Grace Cathedral has a lovely site about the specific Ghiberti panels.
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo