Siena Cathedral - Table of Contents .................................. Architecture Around the World
Exterior - Siena Cathedral/Duomo di Siena
Italian Gothic style (much less emphasis on stained glass compared to continental Gothic) ... "Extending south [right] from the cathedral is the "Facciatone," a great facade built as part of a major expansion to Siena Duomo in the 14th century." - Sacred Destinations: Siena Duomo (online April 2020) ... The exterior and interior are constructed of white and greenish-black marble in alternating stripes, with the addition of red marble on the façade.
Michael, the archangel warrior ... "All the statues on the facade, many of them designed by Giovanni Pisano, were replaced with replicas in the 1960s" - Sacred Destinations: Siena Duomo (online March 2020)
Crockets ... Grotesques(?)
"Coronation of Mary" mosaic
Foliated crockets on pediment ... Egg-and-dart and dentil moldings on pediment ...
"Birth of Jesus" mosaic
"The large round window is surrounded by busts of 36 patriarchs and a statue of the Madonna and Child." - Sacred Destinations: Siena Duomo (online April 2020)
The Four Evangelists
Compound arch ... The exterior and interior are constructed of white and greenish-black marble in alternating stripes, with the addition of red marble on the façade.
Acanthus leaves decorate the column shaft
Marble floor mosaics
Marble mosaics ... Four details below:
Marble mosaics - Detail #1
Marble mosaics - Detail #2
Marble mosaics - Detail #3
Marble mosaics - Detail #4
Note Corinthian capitals in lower right
Winged lion is symbol of Mark the Evangelist
"The Duomo's unique black-and-white striped campanile dates from 1313, but reflects the Romanesque style. The tall, square bell tower has increasing numbers of round-headed arcades with each level and culminates in a pyramid-shaped roof." - Sacred Destinations: Siena Duomo (online March 2020)
Cross finial ... Lantern features trefoil arches ... Renaissance rounded arches on campanile
5-column arcade ... 4-column arcade ... 3-column arcade