Gates of paradise italian porta del paradiso the pair of gilded bronze doors 1425 52 designed by the sculptor lorenzo ghiberti for the north entrance of the baptistery of san giovanni in florenceupon their completion they were installed at the east entrance. The gates of paradise is the main gate of the baptistry of florence battistero di san giovanni located in front of the cathedral of santa maria del fiore the porta del paradiso in italian was created by florentine goldsmith and sculptor lorenzo ghiberti between 1425 and 1452 and installed in the eastern portal of the baptistery. Incised in low relief in the rear is the back story the temptation of adam and eve by the serpent up to the gates of paradise the convention was to depict one episode per sculpture radke . Gates of paradise florence baptistry lorenzo ghiberti 1425 1452 gilded bronze individual reliefs 31 1 4 inches square note these photographs were taken of the reliefs outside on the doors these are actually copies of the original panels which are now in the duomo museum for safekeeping
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