Pistoia Cathedral

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Pistoia Cathedral (Duomo di Pistoia or Cattedrale di San Zeno) is the main religious building of Pistoia, Tuscany, central Italy, located in the Piazza del Duomo in the centre of the city.wikipedia
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Pistoia

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Pistoia Cathedral (Duomo di Pistoia or Cattedrale di San Zeno) is the main religious building of Pistoia, Tuscany, central Italy, located in the Piazza del Duomo in the centre of the city.
The original Cathedral of San Zeno (5th century) burned down in 1108, but was rebuilt during the 12th century, and received incremental improvements until the 17th century.

Lorenzo di Credi

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The painting had been commissioned from Andrea del Verrocchio by the heirs of Donato de' Medici and was started by him but, left unfinished, was completed by Lorenzo di Credi.
For Pistoia Cathedral he completed the painting of the Madonna Enthroned between John the Baptist and St. Donatus which had been partially painted by his master, Verrocchio, but was left unfinished when Verrocchio went to Venice.

Filippo Brunelleschi

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Filippo Brunelleschi decorated the front part with two busts of prophets (1401).
His earliest extant sculptures are two small bronze statues of evangelists and saints (1399–1400) made for the altar of the Crucifix Chapel Pistoia Cathedral.

Zeno of Verona

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It is the seat of the Bishop of Pistoia and is dedicated to Saint Zeno of Verona.
Some 30 churches or chapels have been dedicated to him, including Pistoia Cathedral.

Andrea del Verrocchio

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The painting had been commissioned from Andrea del Verrocchio by the heirs of Donato de' Medici and was started by him but, left unfinished, was completed by Lorenzo di Credi.
The Madonna enthroned with John the Baptist and St Donato is in the Pistoia Cathedral.

Madonna with Sts John the Baptist and Donatus (Verrocchio)

Madonna Enthroned between St. John the Baptist and St. Donatus
The Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament (Capello del Santissimo Sacramento), which houses the tabernacle, is also known as the Chapel of San Donato from a painting portraying the Madonna Enthroned between St. John the Baptist and St. Donatus (c.
It is housed in the Cathedral of Pistoia, Italy.

Pace di Valentino

In addition, Pace di Valentino, a Sienese goldsmith, created some of the figures surrounding St. James.
1270, and numerous figures in the late 13th-century Altar of St. James found the Pistoia Cathedral.

Andrea della Robbia

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In 1504 Andrea della Robbia was commissioned to undertake the decoration of the archivolt (for which he created a festoon with plant themes and, in the middle, the crest of the Opera di San Jacopo), of the portico as well as of the lunette with bas-reliefs over the central portal, depicting the "Madonna with Child and Angels".

Nicola Pisano

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Next to the right entrance is a sculpted stoup attributed to Nicola Pisano's workshop.
In July 1273 Nicola Pisano was commissioned by the Operai di San Jacopo of Pistoia to make the altar of San Jacopo in the cathedral of San Zeno.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Pistoia

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It is the seat of the Bishop of Pistoia and is dedicated to Saint Zeno of Verona.

Tuscany

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Pistoia Cathedral (Duomo di Pistoia or Cattedrale di San Zeno) is the main religious building of Pistoia, Tuscany, central Italy, located in the Piazza del Duomo in the centre of the city.

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Pistoia Cathedral (Duomo di Pistoia or Cattedrale di San Zeno) is the main religious building of Pistoia, Tuscany, central Italy, located in the Piazza del Duomo in the centre of the city.

Romanesque architecture

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Most probably built in the 10th century, it has a façade in Romanesque style, inspired by other churches in Pistoia (San Bartolomeo and San Jacopo).

San Bartolomeo in Pantano

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Most probably built in the 10th century, it has a façade in Romanesque style, inspired by other churches in Pistoia (San Bartolomeo and San Jacopo).

Church of Sant' Andrea, Pistoia

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The location of such a building is however unknown: possible sites are those of the current cathedral, of the Pieve di Sant'Andrea or of San Pier Maggiore.

San Pier Maggiore, Pistoia

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The location of such a building is however unknown: possible sites are those of the current cathedral, of the Pieve di Sant'Andrea or of San Pier Maggiore.

Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor

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In 998 a diploma of Emperor Otto III refers to a Palaeo-Christian building located between the "cathedral square" (Piazza del Duomo) and the city's watch tower.

Early Christianity

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In 998 a diploma of Emperor Otto III refers to a Palaeo-Christian building located between the "cathedral square" (Piazza del Duomo) and the city's watch tower.

Atto of Pistoia

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In 1108 the cathedral was damaged by a fire, and was probably rebuilt over the next few decades, as in 1145 an altar was dedicated in it to Saint James the Great by Bishop Saint Atto.

Loggia

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Between 1379 and 1440 the façade was reconstructed with the addition of three tiers of loggias and a portico.

Portico

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Between 1379 and 1440 the façade was reconstructed with the addition of three tiers of loggias and a portico.

Archivolt

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In 1504 Andrea della Robbia was commissioned to undertake the decoration of the archivolt (for which he created a festoon with plant themes and, in the middle, the crest of the Opera di San Jacopo), of the portico as well as of the lunette with bas-reliefs over the central portal, depicting the "Madonna with Child and Angels".

Lunette

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In 1504 Andrea della Robbia was commissioned to undertake the decoration of the archivolt (for which he created a festoon with plant themes and, in the middle, the crest of the Opera di San Jacopo), of the portico as well as of the lunette with bas-reliefs over the central portal, depicting the "Madonna with Child and Angels".

Choir (architecture)

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In 1598-1614 the medieval choir was demolished, the side chapels were modified and the original apse was replaced by a Baroque tribune surmounted by a dome designed by Jacopo Lafri, while the main aisle was covered by new cross vaults.

Apse

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In 1598-1614 the medieval choir was demolished, the side chapels were modified and the original apse was replaced by a Baroque tribune surmounted by a dome designed by Jacopo Lafri, while the main aisle was covered by new cross vaults.